“Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Sea Turtle – 6″ x 8″ Watercolor
I had a great time painting this. Of course, just like I don’t
have patience for tree painting… I’m the same way with the underwater
plants, too. I just made some up.
This is painted from another one of Li’s Belize photos.
We had a terrific anniversary on Saturday. We took the retro Tbird for a top down road trip to Van Buren, Arkansas. We went to our favorite store, A Little Bit of Mexico, owned by Barb and Dave Little, to treat ourselves to some art. We bought 2 pieces by metal artist, Andres Martin De Campo. Here is a YouTube video with some of his work on it. Here
is a photo from Facebook of his shop in Mexico, where he uses live
models to pose for his art. One of the pieces we bought is a sea turtle
trio, to go over our fireplace.
We had a great day, but couldn’t fit a single one of our purchases in
our itty bitty little Tbird, so Barb and Dave delivered our goodies
yesterday. What a fun weekend.
Samuel Clemens, alias Mark Twain, is an American icon whose razor-sharp wit and inimitable genius have entertained countless readers for more than a century. His many publications include such gallant childhood essentials as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, along with many dozens of other works ranging from airy magazine columns to focused, biting anti-imperialist satire.
was born in Hannibal, Missouri in 1835. The Clemens family consisted
of two brothers, a sister, and the family-owned slave, Jenny, whose
vivid storytelling was a formative influence on the young Sam. As he
was growing up, his parents explained their perspective on the nature of
things in the established South, about the slave-owning tradition, and
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