Ladies Who Paint

None of these ladies would formerly have identified themselves as painterly, but when three of them bid for a group art lesson at a local charity auction and invited the rest of us to attend the experience, we all had the chance to test our painterly acumen.  As you might notice below, originality was neither called for nor tolerated.  The nice lady at the far left directed our efforts, step by step, and the result was what you see far below.IMG_0974

Can you guess which three of these women are named Judy?  You’ll recognize Marilyn looking much more like herself than in the Scrub Daddy post.  The woman in yellow is my sister Patti, the tall pretty lady between them is my long time friend and college little sister, Patty. Marti, another best friend from college days onwards is next to our teacher and Jackie is in the horizontal stripes that bother my astigmatism no end.  I am the too-short haircut between Jackie and Marilyn (sorry, Audrey).

IMG_1003Ta da!!!  How many things can you find that we have in common in the photo?  Yes, I cheated and made my moon a blood moon and my stars bleeding stars.  I plan not to change my career plans as a result of this experience, but it was fun fun fun and I thank Marilyn, Patty and Patti for inviting us all.  Eight participants and only 4 names between the eight of us.  I once had three Pattys visit me at the same time. I find it a great boost to my ego that I didn’t get their names confused once.

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

8 thoughts on “Ladies Who Paint

  1. slmret

    There were seven Charlies in my dad’s class in Medical School. It was a not infrequent occurrence that they would eat lunches together. As kids, we laughed ourselves silly at the imagery of Charlie #7 arriving at the lunch table — “hi, Charlie; hi. Charlie; hi, Charlie; hi, Charlie,” etc.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Ha!!! I was once in a poetry workshop where three of the 9 participants had the same birthday. I was one of them.. and I’ve only met one other person in my life who shared my birthday.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks, Victoria. My painting stayed behind in Wyoming and will probably be painted over. If I’d been in Mexico, I would have tried adding embellishments, but no room in the luggage.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      We were just talking about this when I went through the restaurant at the end of the camp day and a customer asked me what was going on. I had on a nametag so she said since they hadn’t worn theirs, they should intro themselves.. and she was Judy also. There were 3 Judy’s in my art clone class and we were discussing the advantages of having all of our friends with the same name.

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