In My Opinion… Pat Grabill… July 14, 2021

When I was still teaching high school and operating on a school-year schedule (NORMAL school-year schedule, not pandemic school year schedule), the Fourth of July would roll around, and, inevitably, people would ask me, "Are you ready to go back to school?  Ready to start a new school year?"  I'd get a bit snarly when people asked me that because--Really?--it's July 4 and you want

In My Opinion… Pat Grabill… July 14, 20212021-07-13T23:24:49-04:00

In My Opinion… Pat Grabill… June 21, 2021

Oops!  It's past the middle of June already, and I'm just getting around to placing my thoughts on paper to share with you.  I bet you wondered, "Where is Pat's blog for this month?  I was hoping to read it."  No?  You didn't even notice?  Well, your homework now is that you have to read it. Continuing with the music from Broadway shows that has

In My Opinion… Pat Grabill… June 21, 20212021-06-22T23:16:47-04:00

In My Opinion… Pat Grabill… May17, 2021

OK, all of you Lerner and Loewe Camelot fans, sing along with me:  "Tra la, it's May, the lusty month of May--That lovely month when everyone goes blissfully astray...."  Now that we've come through a year and a pandemic that none of us will ever forget, I wish you a "blissfully" wonderful month of May.  Whether it's lusty or not is really none of my

In My Opinion… Pat Grabill… May17, 20212021-05-17T11:01:59-04:00

In My Opinion… Pat Grabill… April 22, 2021

Welcome to Spring!  What?  Not yet?  We had how many inches of snow in mid April? I had to cover HOW many peony plants so they could bloom when it warmed again?  And this was the view from our front porch? We DO live in the Midwest, where weather is likely to change in a moment and then change again shortly after.  I am hoping

In My Opinion… Pat Grabill… April 22, 20212021-04-26T12:22:40-04:00

In My Opinion… Pat Grabill… March 15, 2021

    Those of you who know me pretty well already know that I am an English major--two degrees in English I love it so much.  I'm clearly not an art major, which is one reason why I respect to a great degree the knowledge and beautiful artistry of those of you who have studied art your entire lives. I have to say, though, that

In My Opinion… Pat Grabill… March 15, 20212021-03-15T11:42:55-04:00

In My Opinion… Pat Grabill… February 18, 2021

T.S.Eliot, in his poem, "The Wasteland," says that April is the cruelest month.  I say, NO WAY, T.S.  February is the cruelest month, and February, 2021, proves it in terms of the weather.  The good thing about February, though, is that it's also the shortest month.  Soon it will be onto March and some early spring days, and we may even be warm again.  Someday.

In My Opinion… Pat Grabill… February 18, 20212021-02-19T10:21:41-05:00

In My Opinion… Pat Grabill… January 12, 2021

Happy New Year!!!!  I posted a Bitmoji instead of a painting this time because it's winter, and I don't paint "winter" (because I really don't like winter), and I figured it was too early for a beach painting.  But maybe not.  Maybe a beach painting next month. Speaking of painting--I would love to see what you--fellow painters--have been working on during this long, long, long

In My Opinion… Pat Grabill… January 12, 20212021-01-14T21:38:27-05:00

In My Opinion…. Pat Grabill…. November 20, 2020

     Thanksgiving is next week, and it's time to make the glass half-full again instead of half empty.  Therefore, with that in mind, here are some things that I am grateful for this year.  My family is still healthy.  My freshman-in-college grandson tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, but he just had a stuffy nose for a day or so and is now okay.  No

In My Opinion…. Pat Grabill…. November 20, 20202020-12-29T10:21:45-05:00

In My Opinion… Pat Grabill… October, 2020

I always tell Nancy Mullens that before I write the blog, I wait for some kind of "inspiration." Well, I was inspired by our WSI General Membership meeting on October 24.  It was the first General meeting since November of 2019.  It was a ZOOM meeting, which isn't the same as seeing everyone in person, but it was great to see everyone who logged in,

In My Opinion… Pat Grabill… October, 20202020-10-28T16:15:28-04:00
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