I know I made a promise 'to blog' - and thought I was safe to say 'every two weeks'. Ha. It has been months. And now, tail between legs and head hanging low, I'm attempting to make up with a brief review of Summer and Fall (June - October, 2016) which is Costa Rica's winter or Green Season. Increasingly rainy, it's a great time to finish up all the projects that need to get done by the end of the year. I had a few to finish up!
|My first look at the book.|
I asked my son, Jonathan (Jay) to do my book cover, shown here. As a graphic designer and artist, he jumped in - using one of my early Raphael paintings to create the perfect cover. Thank you Jay!
I had not returned to the states since just after Frank passed in 2014 – and it was time. After a quick but delightful stop in Seattle to see a few friends and experience the barely remembered joy of actually shopping for watercolor paints and a few brushes at Daniel Smith.
|Echo Canyon, a favorite|
|Roof with Snow Study, 1916|
|Sky with Houses, 1916|
October rains in Costa Rica allowed a lot of indoor computer time to work with son, Jonathan (Jay) – this time for a website to accompany the book. Because of expense, the forty photos could only be published in black and white. Most of the photos were of my paintings that were integral to the 18 year story. The Website Gallery contains all the photos in brilliant color. Awomanawakens.com
We were finished. And then Jay had another idea! “Mom – since you want to write more about your conversations with Frank – how about a small website that introduces and expands upon the conversations?”