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LOL! It was a surprise, but good for a change from all that yummy Thai food!

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All righty!! Next time we're in Bankok, I'll be hitting you up for that information! Or check @TripAdvisor or @Yelp !!

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Just in case you were all wondering, we found a great Lebanese/Middle Eastern restaurant in Bangkok.



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8/3/19 8:44 A

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I'm glad you tamed your appliance, Julia, and hope you got some rest.

It's fun that you found that deli in Dublin, but not surprising. You remind me of my time in Amsterdam. I got the notion to look for a kosher restaurant for the Jewish cooking I grew up with -- brisket and whatall. I located a place in the Yellow Pages directory (this was 1996 and printed directories were still the thing). When I got there, it turned out to have an Israeli-Middle Eastern menu. I stayed and had a good time and found what I was looking for on another evening, but not kosher.

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We actually did find and eat at a “Jerusalem Deli” - which turned out to be more like MidEastern Lebanese style foods - pitas, couscous, salads, gyros, stuffed grape leaves, that sort of thing... more in the context of Jerusalem as “Holy Land” for the “other tribes”. I don’t recall them making any specific claims about being kosher (though I am pretty sure I saw “Halal” signage.). Wasn’t that far from the Sullivan art place.

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Oh hey, I’d be down with moving to Ireland to open the Sullivanowich (sp?) Kosher Deli!! And it was tricky getting kosher Irish breakfasts (except at our hotel, where we kept Sukkot), as most places were big on pork “rashers” (basically a thicker shorter version of our “bacon”).

But yea, Sullivan this or that all over, particularly in County Cork. As well as every other Irish name you ever heard of!! Pretty much the mother lode!!

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emoticon I like it!

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Hmmm, "some year" puts spin on it.

How about combining Bloomsday with "next year in Jerusalem?"


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I've never taken part in any local Bloomsday events and you're reminding me how guilty I always feel about it. Bloomsday in Dublin really would be something and has the bonus of no guilt over not having gone.

Gail, no doubt you'll be welcomed as family when you make the pilgrimage. Remember the button, "I'm not Irish. Kiss me anyway."

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June 16! Visiting Dublin is on my bucket list and I'm going to celebrate a day in the life of James Joyce. I may have some long-lost relatives there, or at least someone will welcome me as a possible distant cousin. And some day of some year, I'm going to actually read the entire Ulysses.
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8/2/19 9:18 A

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At least colored pencils weigh little.

With a name like "Sullivan" in Ireland, no surprise that you found the art-supply shop. Not to mention Sullivan's Dry Cleaning, Sullivan's Grocery, Sullivan's Fashion Shop and Sullivan's Kosher Deli. Maybe that would be Sillivan's Kosher Deli?

That's it! Julia, you and I shall relocate to Ireland to open Sullivanowitz's Kosher Deli.

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Who knows? Maybe you will win in the "second chance" if the original prize winners who were listed on website do not answer their email within the specified amount of time to claim their prize?? That has happened before!!

And when we were in Ireland, I was casually looking for businesses with the name "Sullivan" (one of the names in my mom's side of the family), and low and behold, there was Sullivan Art Supplies or some such, in kind of the older part of Dublin. So I just HAAAAAD to go there. It was indeed like being in a candy store... especially since there was a sale going on! I was able to get some cool colored pencils and such (which of course, I had to lug it home - never did get around to boxing it up to mail home, plus there was the VAT and all that.).

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I love wandering around art supply stores. Pearl Paint was incredible.

I'm sorry you didn't win the prize, but yes, it's always good to try!

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The only paper I've bought is cold press, but I'll try hot press one of these days.

When I think of Blick or any of the other stores (two that were near me closed in the past six months), I feel like a kid in a candy store. When walking by a Blick on a couple of occasions, I went in needing nothing, just for sake of going in. It's silly.
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P.S. My name was not one that popped up in the Blick watercolor giveaway, but at least I can say that a piece I did was on a public website.

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those classes will be waiting. between working, exercising and getting rid of stuff in this house there is not a lot of time

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Arches definitely is wonderful watercolor paper - and getting the watercolor block is absolutely worth it. I love their hot press - makes painting like skating!

Keep practicing with the brushes. Flats are good for an almost calligraphic effect, because they can work like chisel pens or markers. But they're also good for painting large surfaces quickly. However, I like being able to make different marks with one brush, so I often stick with a nice pointed round. Some people can make a nice straight line with a flat - and square flats are much nicer than the shaped flats.

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GWYN- You've mentioned your interest in writing before. I hope that you do get back to it. If this isn't the right time to suit your schedule, the classes will be waiting for you.

I'd been using round brushes, but the teacher pointed (unintended pun) me to a flat brush to 'polish' up the apple. She demo'd off to the side so that I could see what she had in mind and she was right.

Some time back I was wondering about the differences between brush types. I played for a while with several to see what they and I could do together. Because a round brush is round, e.g., I used it round -- that is, rolling it as I moved it over the paper. Then pressing it down hard on its side, then releasing and going back to the point. All that sort of thing. Some of the effects were so pretty that I was gasping with excitement. "Look at this!" "Oooh, look at that!"

Another teacher showed me a stroke with a flat brush. I didn't quite master it, but will practice some more. The result was a pretty stroke that looks like a snow pea. She told me that, putting two up against each other worked well for some leaf shape. Her demo bore it out. Alas, I wasn't yet coordinated enough to get the second stroke in the proper direction! I'll try again.

I'd been using Strathmore 400 series paper for the most part and recently began to think I've outgrown it. Not that I'll stop using it, but I treated myself to something in the Arches line. It's the only Arches that Michael's carries and thank goodness for the big, fat coupons the store issues what seems every 10 minutes. When I bought some of these pads at Blick, I was ogling the individual sheets of paper, but I'm not ready for those. Something to aspire to.



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so this is all motivating me to strt writinng again and check out taking writing classes from a local place called "The Loft Literary Center". local non profit that has been offering a variety of writing classes for at least 30 years.

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And if you want to use the painting of the ceramic piece, it can always be used in a paper collage.

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The right brush, and the right paper, make a huge difference!!! I tend to go with the pointiest brush because I can use the point, or the side - just feels more versatile.

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I definitely will revisit the ceramic piece.

I'm just home from my summer watercolor class. Last week during open studio time (nine hours per week during the summer, more the rest of the year) I pulled out a couple of artificial apples and a tangerine and got to work, but didn't have time to finish. This evening's lesson make the still life the right thing to continue. I didn't realize how off I was on one of the apples. The teacher pointed me to a different brush and demonstrated a good approach. I followed through and, oh, what a difference. The painting is at the studio, so I can't take a photo for now. I especially regret not having taken a photo before I went in on that apple again. It would be useful to have both versions to reinforce the lesson. This, by the way, is beginning watercolor, as I never got a solid foundation and have trouble remembering the how-tos.

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I think it would be a fun idea to continue the ceramic to a completed painting. I appreciate seeing an artist struggle with a concept. The blue painter's tape highlights the image of a work in progress. But I like mixed media!

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RickisMom, that's it -- a matter of doing and learning and making choices based on the ones that don't satisfy or excite us. I looked at your photos and they are, at worst, lovely, and, at best, exhilarating. The Einstein quotation is wonderful: "Creativity is intelligence having fun."

Gwyn, you're right on time.

Julia, get busy with your materials. You'll be great.

Phebe, the pot is my simplified version of one in a photo in a catalogue of porcelains. The design was so complex that I became frustrated and lifted the paint off, as you can see within the painter's tape. I will try painting from the original illustration again.

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I am late but I am very impressed with your paintings

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Laurie, very nice!!! I dabble in photography, and take a photo EVERY week ( even before Passover). Not every week is good, but each week is a learning experience

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Oooh, I like the pot with the lemons - very Mediterranean!

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Very nice!! All of them! I agree with you on the experimenting and learning opportunities - just bought some watercolor pens myself so I hope to mustard up enough courage to play with such... and maybe produce something that someone else could recognize an actual item (instead of rolling over on a sheet of interesting colors and textures, not knowing what is it? and resort to calling it Manna ... or abstract...).

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Thanks, all.

A close friend who, poor thing, has seen just about everything I've done, except for the one I did of him from a photo I'd take some time back, said the same -- that I've progressed. Sometimes I recognize it, other times, not. Regardless, I do some things that I like and that alone makes me laugh. It's a nice step beyond "I don't hate it."

One of my goals, and I do carry through with it sometimes, is not to think of what I do as some sort of sacred painting. I want to think of things as exercises and experiments and learning ops. Example, I've begun to write my notes on color-mixing and which brushes, on the paper on which I'm painting. It doesn't show in the photo, but I did that with the coleus. In fact, that's why it's one of the pieces selected for The Creative Center's exhibit, going on now. Here's another piece in the show, but without the undone part in the upper right corner. That the decoration near the top of the pot looks like a ring of lameds was unintended. I was merely improvising a design element. I'm pleased with this little pot.



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Laurie, Gail is right, you really have learned a lot about watercolor technique and have improved tremendously in a short period of time! Keep up the good work!!!

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Wow! You've come a long way in a short time. Amazing progress! emoticon

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Some pictures together with feelings and color and I’m not sure with the other word is so whether or not it would be able to be hung somewhere or anything I don’t know but it’s a talent that many of us don’t have to put it together in a way you look at it and it’s pleasing to other people as well as yourself. That’s a talent

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i agree very impressive. thanks for sharing.

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Impressive.

Knowing is not enough. We must apply. Willing is not enough. We must do.
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Dare to dream.
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You two are making me blush.

Sherri, I don't know if I have "talent." My suspicion is that I may have a little that is yet to be uncovered, but I'm my greatest obstacle. Then, again, what is "talent?" And who gets to judge it? Much of the finished product is about the learning process and experimentation more than it is about native talent. You can do it. Jealousy has no place.

Mark, in the past you said you'd like to paint, didn't you? In addition to doing more photography, right? Community colleges and community centers have classes. It would be fun.


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Very impressive!

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Oh my goodness I think all of them are fabulous !!! I am so jealous of people with talent

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Blick Art Materials is just closing the entry period for an online contest which I decided to enter. Because it isn't a judged event -- five winners will be picked at random -- I randomly chose a piece to enter 15 minutes ago; entries close at midnight.

Here it is, as entered, because I don't have the tech capability to improve the image and the painting isn't here for me to rephotograph. It needed a title, which I came up with spontaneously: Pothos Dreaming.



Now, for its waking-hour version along with its companion, Cactus:



And its cousin, Coleus:



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