Bennie and Ruthie begin exploring the cave and come upon a room that is carved out of gold and silver with a tunnel leading were ? 11x14 w/c gesso and gel medium BTW I use Liquitex Gloss Heavy Gel applied with a palette knife
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Fred, as Jen said, you are getting creative with that gel medium. What fun! A gold and silver room - how neat!
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Marsha, I am so sorry about your dog, Mingus - named after the famous bass player, Charles Mingus, I assume. I'm glad he got to come home and to be with his people again. Hugs
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Jen, hope you don't get the dangerous freeze and your power stays on & you stay online! It was 58 degrees here this morning & has dropped down to 28 with more bad weather coming - but we live in the snow belt so........put up or.....move!!! Right?!?!? Hope everyone stays warm and safe .
Fred ~ Planet X saga continues....I really like the entrance to the cave. The palette knife works!
Jen, Geri, Nealey and all who live in the track of the storm, stay safe and warm. I hope that Howard is home so you can have peace of mind, Jen.
I remember standing at a bus stop in 16 below weather and I thought my toes would never thaw. Don't miss it at all. We are having highs in the 80s right now but it has been most pleasant for my early morning walks.
Fred, this Liquitex gel creates such beautiful effects when applied with a palette knife, and I love the colors you're painting on the cave walls..
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Marsha, so sorry to hear about Mingus. It is a miracle that he found his way back to your love when he is in such dire straights and needs love the most. Best wishes for his recovery.
Fred, Bennie and Ruthie are such wonderful exploration travelers and love to be together in their adventures. You are getting some really interesting effects with the gel and the cave entrance is quite realistic with the light from outside lighting it up. Looking forward to travelling with Bennie and Ruthie into this mysterious cave.
Jen and everyone in the path of the storm, I hope you are all okay. We were to have had rain, freezing rain and then snow but as the temperature dropped we only saw high winds and light snow. Lost the hydro lots yesterday and it went out last night when I was curling. I had wondered if that would happen but everyone stayed still until their eyes adjusted enough to work their way off the ice and avoid the stones. It did come back on shortly and we finished our games. It is colder today but the sky is clear and maybe we will see some sunshine which hasmostly avoided us for over a month. A lot of people in my area are now installing generators for hydro outage and everyone says it's the best money they ever spent. We do lose our hydro frequently so will have to look into it. Hope you are all able to stay in touch and all is well.
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Well we are still here and the power stayed on. Yea! My daughter in Texas just lost it for two hours. we were both lucky as thousands of people in both areas are without Power. We woke up this morning to a Winter wonderland all over a layer of ice so a little treacherous! Howard is now out scraping ice and snow off the driveway and cars. I told him not to get a heart attack! He says he will just do a bit at a time. I took Jinx out to see the snow and he just wanted to get into it but I told him not to be an idiot it was cold. He has been glued to the window all morning as I put the birds bread and water right by the house. Great entertainment for him!
Bonnie glad you are okay. I guess you were Curling on a lake as you mentioned stones or did you mean the curling thingys? Sounds like an adventure.
Here are a few pictures for you. Of course for you Northeners this is normal but for us here not so much!
Jen, thanks for the photos. The tree with the snow and icicles is kind of pretty - nature's decorations. Brrrr!
Jen, you did get lots of ice. Lucky you didn't loose your hydro and you are correct in worrying about heart attacks with shoveling snow.
Just a note about making own Christmas cards. New lesson learned make sure you can buy an envelope to fit the card!! I'm now making my own enveloples and have cut my tip of my finger. I think this is all happening to me becuase I'm under the weather and in pain. Life is not a bowl full of jelly or even jelly beans or even cholatate or what ever that saying is.
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Joyce, What a bummer! Still the upside is you have some great friends to send your art to! Hugs
Jen, I'm glad you survived the ice storm. They can be treacherous!! Nice WHITE pics you posted. And yes, it usually looks like this here from Nov. to March or April, on and off. I hate the ice but it does make some spectacular sights, especially if I venture into the woods.
Bonnie, you are a curler - cool! I got interested in the sport at the last winter Olympics; US TV here had a lot of coverage. It was very exciting! (Plus we don't have much of a life in February around here.) Well, glad you're safe and sound.