Friday, April 3, 2009

Sunset somewhere in Texas

My oldest son Ryan is familiar with the sunset challenges that I have received from his brother Sean. Ryan called me on a recent Friday night as he was driving 4 hours across Texas from Corpus Christi to some other location for a weekend cycling event. It was unfamiliar territory for him, and a long drive. During the drive he noticed a beautiful sunset and decided to leave me a phone message similar to what Sean has done. He gave me a call, but instead of the message recorder he got me on the cell phone. So, I acted as my own message recorder and transcribed his description of the Texas sunset to the paper on my lap (my tax envelope of all things!). Ok, another challenge from one of my boys.... it was another fun exercise to paint something from a written description - rather than seeing it for myself.
P.S. You might wonder why I bothered to note my son's dinner on the side. He had assembled a 'homemade bag dinner'. My son loves to cook, is careful of what he eats for his athletic pursuits, and was just so excited to tell me what he had put together for his dinner on the road. It certainly made me smile when I heard what he was having for dinner - even a homemade mini-pumpkin pie!

8 comments:

Anita Davies said...

Great exercise!

redryno11 said...

More beautiful than the real thing... you make Texas a little bit prettier!

winna said...

I loved seeing and reading this---and for you to do it from a telephone call--well...that's wcked talented. your photo reminds me of an old childhood friend back in Maine so I feel I know you even if I don't..

Claire M said...

Thanks for the feedback. It is a joy to be able to share these with you. It is interesting how we can get to know one another with these artistic postings. I enjoy looking at your blogs!!

Pat said...

Love your shared drawings and thoughts. Visiting your blog was like takeing a coffee break with a friend.

Krista Meister said...

I love the stories that accompany your artwork!

Krista Meister said...

Hi Claire,

Just wanted to let you know there is an award over on my blog for you! Please stop by:
http://hopeineveryday.blogspot.com/2009/05/kreativ-blogger-award.html

Krista

Claire M said...

Thank you!!