Sunday, June 28, 2009

Enrote to SanGemini

Enrote to SanGemini
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice
In the Car

Somehow, despite the extra day we had to travel, our time wih the grands went by far too quickly! We drove down Thursday and returned late last night, and the time in between seems like a blur!

The girls have grown so much! Taylor, at three, is so self-assured and smart (I KNOW, every grandparent says that! LOL), but when I think of my own at that age, I wonder if I thought they were as bright?! LOL She was a huge help with Riley, and she and I played grocery shopping, strolled our babies, painted, and we all picked blueberries despite the high temperatures.

Riley was the most cheerful five month old I can remember! She giggled, smiled, 'talked' and sung all the while we were there --truly the 'music' of joy!

We had a great time - but mercy, it went by far too fast!

My dear husband drove down and back, allowing me to, as best I could, sketch and paint enroute. (Yes, some roads were MUCH better than others! LOL) Passing cars, potholes, stop lights and the like certainly adds as much challenge to painting as does any plein air element! LOL

This scene, sketched in the car while riding, is rather fitting in circumstance. The photo was taken while we were DRIVING from La Romita to San Gemini - so I supppose it's even more a 'driving' view! LOL

Today it's preparations for next week. Our college president's last day is this Monday and our new president arrives on Tueday -- many farewell and welcome events are planned - along with the knowledge that there are many more changes to come. It'll be a short week with the Independence Day holiday next weekend, but a full week of activities. I'll be resting today to recover from the trip and prepare for next week.

Temperatures are still expected to be high, and the garden needs rain ... I'll be watering while I can and then hiding indoors ...!

Have a great and restive Sunday!

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. Lin, you are so sketch and paint no matter what, and that's one thing I hope to encourage and inspire with this blog. Thank you, my friend! (Lovely sense of distance here...)

  2. Thank YOU so much, Kate .... I'm so late coming to sketching and wish I had begun years and years ago -- I often feel like I have so much to 'catch up on' ... to get where I'd like to be ... LOL so I try to do 'something' each day toward that end ....

    Thank YOU for YOUR inspiration, Kate ... and I'm so glad it was YOUR sketchbook I finally took off my shelf almost 4 year ago to begin the journey!

  3. Beautiful Italian countryside! Thank you for sharing your trip with us. It sounds like your trip this weekend to see the grands was also wonderful!


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