Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Heading to the Big Apple

for the annual Allman Brothers Concert Pilgrimage. Carey is coming by train from Montana. We are meeting Jim's old roommate, from Detroit, for dinner tonight. We are meeting two other couples friends other nights. Jim will go to three concerts, as well as take Carey and me to see The Dinner Party at the Brooklyn Museum. We will reconnoiter the Phoenix Gallery, which will host a Girls Gotta Run exhibit at some point in the future. I will meet two of our NYC artists. Carey will do her doctor appts at Sloan Kettering! Whew. We will be at 212-828-0040 if you want or need to reach us.

On the "home" front, I read in the Post this a.m. that the Democrats are reintroducing the equal rights amendment. It's only been about 150 plus years since women and intelligent men began advocating for it. I wonder if its time has come yet. Wouldn't want to rush it.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Blackwater Falls in West Virginia

Taken with my new digital camera!

West Virginia Windmills

Taken with my new digital camera!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

You'll find us

here for the next two nights:

We're pooped and need a break.

Monday, March 12, 2007

New Paintings for the Girls: "Bruno's Italian Designer First Walkers"

"Bruno's Italian Designer First Walkers" is 9" by 12." The background is actually a lot bluer, a little yellower and pinker, than shown here. My flash washed it out, I guess; not sure why. Anyhow, his parents already bought it but I'll put it in the next GGRF exhibit anyhow. The top left hand photo I just took with my new digital camera, 3/18/2007. It's darker but/and truer to the colors of the painting.

New Paintings for the Girls: "Eliza Runs in These"

"Eliza Runs in These" is 9" by 12."

New Paintings for the Girls, "Cash for Shoes"

"Cash for Shoes" is 5" by 7."

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Umbrella Petition

I'd do this, but I have no Senator. Everyone who does, please do. Help ratify CEDAW ( Thanks!

Friday, March 09, 2007

International Women's Day Suffrage Birthday Bash

Wowie, Zowie, Batwoman! What fun I had last night at the party at the Finnish Embassy co-sponsored by the Embassy and the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum. In honor of International Women's Day they put on a "birthday bash" celebrating that as well as the 100th anniversay of Finnish women's suffrage and the 90th anniversary of the National Woman's Party, responsible as we all know, for the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The setting was elegant, the expensive wine and champagne free flowing, the food tres way delicious, and the attendees exciting and accomplished. Speakers included, besides the wife of the Finnish ambassador (our hostess) and Amy Conroy, the Director of the House, Madeline Kunin (whom I met), three time governor of Vermont (etc., etc., ETC!) and Eleanor Clift, who said she was so happy to be fact, she was happy to be anywhere where she could finish a sentence without being interrupted. :) If anyone could have been considered a "keynoter," it would have been her, as she did a brief but very credible job of recounting the history of women's suffrage in the U.S.

I haven't had that much fun in a good, long while. Whoo Hoo!!

Monday, March 05, 2007

The Heights and the Depths

Last Tuesday, the 27th, was a great day for all of us "girls." An old friend and former student came in to town and came over with another friend of hers to go to lunch with me. At lunch she wrote out a$300.00 check for the girls...Before we went to lunch, I had given her friend a tour of Gallery 3715 here. She fell in love with my little watercolor pepper painting and bought it on the spot.

After they left, a friend and neighbor came over to see the "portrait" I had just completed of her little boy Bruno's (Designer Italian baby) shoes...and she bought it!! More money for "the girls." I don't even have a picture of it fact, I hadn't even signed it...

That was the high point of the week. Friday afternoon I came down with food poisoning, so that pretty much took care of the week-end for Jim and me. He was an excellent nurse, though, and it wasn't all bad just lying around, after the vomiting and diarrhea were finally over late Friday night, all week-end resting, sleeping, trying to eat and figure out what sounded good, watching endless amounts of television. By late yesterday afternoon, I felt well enough to take my car over to drop it off to get the windshield wipers fixed today. Jim picked me up and on the way home, we stopped at El Tamarindo for a bite of dinner. All I could eat was the little pupusa, but it was delicious and hit the spot entirely.