This art work is standing outdoors and I just pulled my car off the road into his driveway to snap my pictures.
I would have loved to have been invited into his studio to watch him work...
but no one was around, at least not that I could see...
I used to go over there when we lived across the street to shop, as they had a barn full of fresh fruits and vegetables grown on their acreage...I'd load up and take them home for dinner.
I love this pretty lady! I tried asking her where she got her hair done...but she was meditating I think, and not available for conversation. Isn't she stunning though? It was a fun photo shoot, and romp down memory lane.
My daughter graduated high school when we lived in that house across the road.
My mother was still alive then.
The community college is just a ways further down the road, where I got my AA degree and
where I took my last undergraduate class to get my BA from Sonoma U. in 1977.
And where I have more recently taken some drawing and painting classes.
There were a long row of orange trees on the side of the house and a persimmon
tree in the front yard. They were all so delicious, juicy and sweet.
The farm next door grew cherries I think and white blossoms filled the field out my kitchen window and after they were picked the field filled with bright yellow mustard plants.
I have a
a painting of the old unpainted wooden barn still standing behind the house
that a friend painted for us back then. Like I said, lots of memories.
Hope you enjoyed your weekend.