Friday, April 27, 2012

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

I really enjoyed this well written book.  It was somewhere between a series of related short stories and a novel.  Each chapter was told from a different point of view, but the same characters kept appearing over and over again.  It went forward and backward in time from one chapter to the next, but I didn't have any trouble keeping track of the action.  I rate it 4 out of 5.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Moving Day


Moving Day
Originally uploaded by Cheryl Gebhart

My mother decided she wanted to move from her upstairs apartment to a downstairs apartment at the assisted living center where she lives. It was a trying few days, but it helped to write it out and add some watercolor.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Pair of Pears


A Pair of Pears
Originally uploaded by Cheryl Gebhart

Practicing my pears for Pear-ology, a class from Martha Lever. Learning to glaze.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pedicure


Pedicure
Originally uploaded by Cheryl Gebhart

This would be considered a mixed media piece; I used nail polish on the nails.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mimi's Cafe


Mimi's Cafe
Originally uploaded by Cheryl Gebhart

We went to Tulsa to see the NatureWorks wildlife art exhibit, where I bought a hand colored etching from Melanie Fain. We ate lunch at Mimi's Cafe before seeing the art exhibit. My friends were quite impressed with my little Altoid tin of watercolors and my waterbrush!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Skipping Class


Skipping Class
Originally uploaded by Cheryl Gebhart

One week, my watercolor instructor didn't show up for class. The next week, he was there, but he had the flu. I didn't wait around to find out where he'd been the previous week; I went to Panera instead. And then I dropped out of the class.

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

I rarely read non-fiction, and after reading this book, I'm reminded why.  It was the April selection for the book club I visit when we visit our friends in Tennessee each year.  While the book was somewhat interesting at times, I didn't really enjoy it.  It was very tedious reading for me; I'm actually surprised I finished it.  I rate it 2 out of 5.