visiting with Pam Carriker

 My drive from Tennessee was a little gloomy. The weather was rainy and dark. It really affected my mood as I don't enjoy driving in that sort of weather.

Had a lovely visit with Pam. She was the hostess with the mostess! There was fresh flowers in my room,  presents (some of her new products to try, yipee!). She cooked me some delicious meals (chicken tortilla soup, eggs benedict with mimosas for breakfast and then took me out for a yummy dinner at The Texas Roadhouse).

Yesterday she taught me how to do a lino cut using one of my images. It was really fun. I 'd never tried carving before and I am so glad she shared this with me. I love the idea of furthering my art by taking drawings and having another way to use them.




 this is how my cut looked in the end; so fun! Pam will be teaching this class at Create in Irving, CA in May and then a different version of this at Art Unraveled in Phoenix in August.



 then we did a little swap; paintings for jewelry. i love acquiring art this way!


this is Pam's fur baby, Relay. I really had to work hard to earn his love; but in the end, we were good friends!


  Left Pam this morning, making my way to Amarillo. Stopped a few times to grab some fun, unexpected roadside shots:


After arriving in Amarillo, I made dinner plans to go to the world famous "Big Texan Steakhouse", where the shuttle from the restaurant comes to the hotel to pick you up. the shuttle turns out to be an old limo with some good old bull horns on the front of it!


Tomorrow I head to Taos, New Mexico to stay with friends, Leighanna Light and Thomas Ashman.