These cards are on their way to my Pals Poist postcard partners. One is headed to Ireland, one to Norway and one to California. I meant to add a flower to the middle card. But dork forgot until just as I was putting it in the envelope. Three layers of paint and then the pen work, and do you think I would remember??
Pals Poist is Jacinta Moore‘s idea for a postcard exchange. In an attempt to fill the huge gap left by the cancelation of Kat Sloma’s LYA. Jacinta even created a cool little logo for the event. Check it out!
I have already received Jacinta’s wonderful card. She calls it digital art. It is a compilation.
Isn’t that a mind bender? Or is it just my mind that is bent? This is a photo of her photo. Not doing it justice. I apologize Jacinta. So glad you had the idea to do a swap!
Here are more of the gesso prepped postcards. I received a newsletter from the Desert Botanical gardens in Phoenix, and it put me in the mood to paint cacti. Warm thoughts on a chilly day. Mingus saw rain a few times. We had minuscule hail for about two minutes. :o/ Fingers crossed for rain showers tomorrow.
More to see from our quick trip to SoCal. It’s a chilly 35 degrees as I write. Making these photos a welcome respite. I’ve struggled for two days, attempting to share a coastal video with you. How do you do that? Ha ha. I’ve watched YouTube tutorials, uploaded a WordPress plugin, tried to save it as a GIF. And nothing worked. Ugh. More learning ahead!
Rocky Shore. SMD 2018
Toward the Children’s Pool. SMD 2018
Resting. SMD 2018
Birds in the Pool. SMD 2018
Remnants. SMD 2018
I spent time researching, to find out what this huge round cement structure is. My first guess was that it had to do with the military and war efforts. Well, that would be the historic version. It might just be some sort of drainage outlet, or something less refined. I did find good articles on the history of the military in and around San Diego. And there were many bunkers built in La Jolla. I just did not find evidence of this do-hickie.
Catching some rays. SMD 2018
Down to the Park. SMD 2018
Years ago, I worked in La Jolla for a short time. At the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. I often would walk to the park at lunch. Awesome fringe benefit!
This trip I wasn’t able to walk to the end of the wall at the Children’s Pool. It was wet from the tide. A bummer, but water and an o2 machine, UH-UH. Fun to watch people reacting when they were surprised by a large wave though. I borrowed these images from Google, to share the experience with you. Surprised that they actually show this on the street view!
Wall 1, Google image.
Wall 2, Google image.
Wall 3, Google image.
Wall 4, Google image.
The Sea Lions are a natural attraction in La Jolla. This short video is more about them than the cove. The second video is longer, and shows seals sunning at the pool. Enjoy!
My four favorites from #WorldWatercolorMonth are above. I was really happy with a third of the paintings, they are in the slide show. The same ratio as there were for Mingus. The days with the most views: 3, 4, 7, 13, 14, 15, 28. And some of those are in the slide show.
I am glad I decided to take part. I had fun. Thanks for following along!