Hello again from Panama,
I am coming to the end of my long painting session that started in
the first part of December and will end in less than two weeks when
I head back to Florida and then Virginia. This past week went well.
I am showing you another photo of the Naval Academy painting so those
of you who are interested can follow its progress. I hope to have
the painting finished before leaving.
The Naval Academy painting progresses.
Last weeks digression took me to the Summer Bible School program
of the Methodist Church. I showed the children how I draw using felt
pens. As I drew, I spoke of how I was a slow learner at school and
had trouble with reading. I told them that everyone has a God-given
talent, something that they do better than most others, and that they
should practice whatever their talent is and become really good at
it. Amongst them was a girl called Nafili who had a wonderful smile
and I did a portrait of her. The children watched spellbound as Nafilis
image appeared before their eyes.
Nafili's smile won my heart and I chose her as my model.
On Sunday I prepared a picnic lunch for a small group of friends
who joined us at the farm. I served deviled eggs and chili and Linda
and Dave came over from Green Acres, bringing brownies made from their
home grown chocolate. We meant to snorkel in the afternoon but the
conversation kept going until it was time to head for home.
Picnic on the farm porch.
Until next week take care.