This is a special post about my latest painting
a bit about my family
|I'm the one drinking milk...and a dash of Kahlua|
here is my latest art work in progress
|I think I'll call it..." Pears "|
soon to be added to my growing art shop at
Fine Art America.com
yes that is my unabashed, self promotion of this post
still a bit more finishing touches to do
after this layer dries a bit
I am using oils of the water soluble type
which I use exclusively now !
no chemicals needed for cleaning and thinning.
They dry much faster than traditional oils -for sure!
These paints are very similar in
performance to traditional oil paint.
Next - I plan to go back
to some architectural, impressionist painting
perhaps the old St Bede Monastery
will be next
or my Home Church of St Columban
I have been feeling more like it is my home
the place to find strength, love, and inspirations
I think we all have those special places
Places that will always be with you and give you
a peaceful yet powerfully joyous state of mind.
I have been doing some traveling
visiting with my Dad in Peru IL
at the Benedictine Monastery where he now lives
with his fellow monks
|The Monastery and school|
|A sculpture of the child Mary by a St Bede monk|
|the Monastery pond out back is lovely|
I went to an auction/ Dinner/ Fundraiser
for St Bede's Abbey and Academy
|St Benedict and his Arch Angels|
Five of my six sisters arrived on Friday
also two of my three brothers !
Dad was there to greet us all at the doors of
St Bebe Abbey
And now my "Confession "
We love to steal our dad away from his Abbey home
and treat him to lunches and dinners while we are visiting him
we go to Starved Rock State Park and soak in the scenery
or we go to a local winery and do a wine tasting
I found a wine I absolutely loved
Rhubarb wine !
|I have almost drained one whole bottle this week Oh MY!|
Dad (Brother Anthony) and some of us
ate lunch at Duffy's Tavern
He enjoyed his time with us there
and a deliciously overflowing corned beef sandwich.
|do you see the image of a clover in the foam?|
At first I thought that clover image was
some kind of miracle
...but they do that to all the Guinness's
neat trick of ole Duffy
|My Littlest brother Danny Shaughnessy|
|Duffy's Tavern for lunch|
Now for the photos from the auction
"There's No Place Like Home"
which is true - isn't it ?
|buckets of beer ? There IS no place like home|
The art students made the decorations
and many of them entertained us all night long
|The tornado as we entered The Auction|
|A student at St Bede Academy dressed as the cowardly lion|
|Brother George, now 90 yrs old has a fun time at the auction|
|We Will Be Back Again - Soon - Love and hugs - KAT|
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