Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Where I was last January.

I'd like to share my experience in the Antarctic with you.
Our 2015 trip was in two phases- the first half was visiting the actual 
South Pole that you can read about by clicking here.

The second leg of our journey was a small cruise ship from Ushuaia, Argentina
across the Drake Passage to the coast of the Antarctic Continent.
Once we arrived we kaycked with just 12 other people.
It was amazing!

Did I mention three days in twenty foot seas (one way) to get there?
Yes, it was worth it!
Unlike the actual South Pole this area is filled with wildlife,
whales, penquin, leopard seals, birds and more.
Close encounters!
Snow Angel

And what's on the horizon for 2016?
I'm in!

Thanks for following my blog and letting me share my at/life with you!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

What has Robi been up to? And Fundraiser is sold!

For you guys that keep up with Robi and his antics here's the latest.

You know the French have a long history of famous forward thinkers that have made a huge impact on the world.  Joan of Arc, Voltaire, Napolean (who is still inspiring many with the complex label), Marie Curie, Coco Channel, the French Impressionists and Conte de Roblechon.

He's French you know.

Yes, my own Conte de Roblechon de la Bourierie (his nom de plume), lovingly called Robi.  True to his French heritage and independent thinking he's inspiring others by his writing and actions.  His latest dissertation was titled 'Disobedience and It's Effect on Society'.

He's been growling about this from under his beard and beret since the tragic events in Paris, not far from where he was born.  He believes that anyone who blindly folows orders creating harm are rabid threats to world order.  He will not back down on this topic.
He's very protective.
Case in point:
Porcupined! One minute in and he wasn't backing down.
Painful to look at I know but he walked away with only two stitches. 
Thank goodness!

As far as he is concerned the world is divided into two camps.  Those that take orders and those that give them.  Guess which camp he thinks I fall into?  Pity me please, sometimes this can be hard to live with! But a protective friend who is by my side no matter what 
is the very best friend to have.
It's a good time to stand side by side.

Good news about the fundraiser for 5 year old Ryan Etten.
Mean Eyed Cat 2016 is sold!
Thank you Dona Owen for your generous gift to Ryan!

If you missed it the first time you can see more here:

Thank you for letting me share my art/life with you.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Fundraiser for Ryan Etten and Mean Eyed Cat Bar

Mean Eyed Cat Bar 2016
oil on museum board
Thank you Dona Owen for helping Ryan!

This painting is being auctioned off here and all proceeds go to benefit a 
little boy named Ryan Etten, who has a brain tumor.
His story touched my heart and if you'd like to
learn more about his story you can do so here.

Normally this size painting sells for 950 framed but I'm
offering a discount in auction format starting at $700, so if you like quirky Austin architecture
and want to contribute to a worthy cause then this
is your lucky day to help create a difference in a child's life.

Thank you for your support.