In My Opinion--- Season's Greetings, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa--Does it really matter WHAT we say as much as it matters HOW we say it? This season of the year is about love, respect, forgiveness, and togetherness, so no matter what I say to someone, I need to say it with love and generosity. I went to an Advent class at my church on
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I LOVE Thanksgiving, and I don't even like turkey. I don't understand why our current culture glorifies Halloween--which is almost pagan in its concept--and skips over Thanksgiving and goes straight to Christmas. In my opinion (which is what this blog IS, after all), one autumnal feast worth celebrating in addition to Thanksgiving is All Souls Day, which is always on November 2. On that day
Soon Warren Demonstration And general membership meeting Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:30 pm, Cool Creek Park Nature Center We will host our fall workshop artist for a demonstration at Cool Creek Park Nature Center. This is an OPEN and FREE meeting for all members and friends. Time: 1:30 pm Cool Creek Park Nature Center 2000 E. 151st Street Carmel, IN 46033 Easily Accessible Via the
October always makes me think of color in general and colors in particular. We have a covered front porch at our house, and I always have a painting hanging on the porch, just for fun. The pumpkin painting on this page is a 24x36 acrylic on gallery-wrap canvas. I love the autumn palette, so I used the oranges and blacks and golds of the season.
September reminds me that after I retired from 30 years of teaching high school and middle school, I experienced a period of adjustment when classes began in the fall. I was so used to being on a tight schedule and having a professional life regulated by bells, that I wrote a lesson plan each day to ease myself into retirement. I even printed out the
Arni's 2019 flyer Dine to Donate and Support the Watercolor Society of Indiana WSI members, family and friends please join us and eat out at Arni’s Restaurants in Indianapolis, Greenwood or Columbus on Monday, September 30, 2019. We have reserved the day from 11:00am – 10:00pm. Arni’s will donate 20% of the pre-tax bill back to WSI. This applies to dine-in or carryout all day
I thought perhaps that the two or three of you who actually read this blog (am I overestimating?) might like to learn a bit about the judging process for the Juried Show. Traditionally, the judge hired to choose the paintings for the show is a person well-known in the world of watercolor artists, someone who has no particular connection to the state of Indiana or
The Soon Warren Workshop is now full.... Waitlist registrations are now being accepted. If your waitlist request is not fulfilled a full refund will be provided. Sign up now at the following link: https://www.watercolorsocietyofindiana.org/event/soon-warren-workshop/
Llama, Cheryle Lowe, CF 2019 WSI Thirty-Seventh Exhibition Opening Sunday August 2, 2019 Awards Ceremony and Reception -- Indianapolis Museum of Art @ Newfields; DeBoest Lecture Hall, 2pm. Exhibit Open August 2, 2019 - August 28, 2019
By Pat Grabill I call this blog "In My Opinion" because that's what it is--just my opinion. Those of you who know me, and especially those of you who know me well, are aware that I have an opinion about many things--not everything (sometimes I just don't care), but many things. What my friends know--and acquaintances don’t' realize--is that I really don't care whether anyone