Thursday, August 28, 2008

St Albert Elevators (21"x11")

Growing up as a Saskatchewan girl the sight of elevator rows was not only common, it seemed permanent. Sadly for elevator lovers, they are disappearing from the landscape like dinosaurs did ages ago. Anybody reading this that has photos of elevators - especially those around Eston, Saskatchewan - please email them to me??? I'm gathering loads of material for the future and I've learned a whole lot about what I like to paint this summer... buildings are one of those loves.
I'm getting all nostalgic typing this... better get back to what I've been doing. I'm spending some time to sort out my art room in preparation for my fall classes. It's not like I'm actually going to school but I love my art supplies... never mind commenting Ron. I need to make sure I've counted all my stuff so I don't over-shop. The gadgets are building up to having a life of their own and I'm working on organization and finding everything a home. Unfortunately, I'll have to use last year's pencil crayons, sigh. [for 12 years running I hassled my mother for new pencil crayons whether I needed them or not. I NEEDED them because I could face anything if I had new pencil crayons. What a funny duck I was... ]
Now I have 6 grandkids getting ready for school - things change so quickly and it's only Kalista now that will be home with mommy. Two more tikes are off to school... Kiera is going to have an intereting year in Japanese pre-school. Ethan is joining his brothers and sisters for a home-schooling experience. It's going to be a lot of fun!!! Retweet this

2 comments: said...

A lovely painting but it sure looks chilly for August.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love these grain elevators. Sad to see them disappearing. Nice painting here.