Friday, June 10, 2011

New Painting "Knitting My Dreams" and Random Bits from Our Short Trip

Hello beautiful readers, I'm writing this while hugging my beloved a/c lovingly:) Hehe it's a complete exaggeration of my Summer survival mode.

DH and I went to Kentucky to visit his parents. I don't have laptop anymore nor own a smartphone, so I had no internet access for almost a week.

First, here is another painting I just finished recently:

Knitting My Dreams
oil on linen. 18" by 24". 2011
 ( higher resolution version on my website )

Back to our Kentucky's trip: my parents-in-law host this BBQ for all participating artists at Arts on the Green every year at their place. Arts on the Green is an art festival held in historic downtown LaGrange, KY every year. Those artists are too busy to mingle during the festival, so BBQ is really a great place for them to just chill and socialize with other artists. There were so many vendors selling their amazing creations at this festival. I bought two beautiful one-of-a-kind ceramic mugs for us. After checking out all booths, we headed back to my in-laws' place to help out. I helped my sis-in-law setting the table and preparing the food. She had it all organized earlier, so I only helped a bit in the kitchen. It was fun and I was actually happier staying in the kitchen because it was so brutally hot outside.

We just returned home a couple of days ago. It was so good to be back home. I just couldn't sleep well at a different place:( It was also comforting knowing that I can make my art again this week. I have an unfinished painting and a transferred drawing that need my attention.

Some photos from our short visit:
(all photos by David F. Luecke, © Alamanda Art. Original works © their respective creators. All rights reserved.)

 Pretty garden at my in-laws' place

Mom and sis-in-law

This lady sells lots of unique jewelry.

Mr. Photographer

 Honey Wings! My mom-in-law took me to this place once and I've been craving this ever since. DH took me back there and healed my craving:) Crunchy honey wings goodness.

Downtown LaGrange


Dear Fireflies said...

Such a cosmic beauty, Heidi! I love her embroidered kebaya top... :)

Glad to see you hanging out with the in laws there, when you're away from family, it must be nice to have them near.

Heidi Alamanda said...

Thanks Amal..hehe. I want her kebaya top, too.
My in laws aren't that close but at least they live in the same continent:)

TJ Lubrano said...

*nods* I saw it correctly!! Oooh that's looking delicious!!

Again, your work is awesome Heidi *thinks of satay*

The pictures are looking so lovely. Oh. How did it feel not having internet for almost a week? I think it must have felt quite relaxed?

Glad you had a wonderful time!

Heidi Alamanda said...

Tahira, you keep mentioning satay today and now I'm craving satay:(

Thank you for your sweet comment:)
Having no internet for a week was kinda weird, but I was so busy there that I didn't think much of it