April 19, 2018
For Christmas we gave Grandma a FAMILY PHOTO SESSION — today is research day #1. It’s a sunny day, a little cool and definitely windy but I get my husband to myself. And, lucky me, I have Peter to bring along. Throw on a sweater, grab the keys and off we go.
First stop — Grandma loves the Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. My husband was so impressed to learn that there is a working elevator inside this Historic Register Building. Since we have 16 people to get into this photo — stairs inside the courthouse might be a nice location.
Second stop – Grandma would also love the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, which is not far from Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. Also on the Historic Register. Outside could be nice for our large group too.
Third stop – beautiful bridges, old sweeping trees, blowing wheat fields (which would all be GREEN in June) and Petey needs a Potty Break
So much more to research. Photo Session is not until June 18th so we have time. We are off to go visit our daughter at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.
This is Oil Painting Studio at Kansas State University. Photo 1 – storage for all students, Photo 2 – my daughters work space, Photo 3 – may daughters beloved dog, ELIO, in front of one of her current projects in Studio.
11 SCHOOL DAYS to PERFECT ENTIRE SEMESTERS WORK for FINAL GRADE and START ON FINAL CANVAS (48 x 60 inches)!!!
My daughters final canvas was so large it would not fit into the car so it had to be walked across campus on my husband’s head to deliver to Willard Hall. Luckily my daughters studio is a mere 10-15 walk to the Fine Arts School.
DAD’S ARE REAL LIFE’S SUPERHEROES!!!!!
Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do” Edgar Degas
We basked in the amazing fine arts hall. Two of my favorite collections. EVERY ARTIST WAS FIRST AN AMATEUR — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Then out to my daughters favorite Mexican restaurant in Manhattan — El Tapatio, YUM!
Several hours to drive home — unfortunately we must be off.
Fabulous DAY–sun shining, best friend at my side, new things to see, hugging my daughter, seeing my girl nearing completion of her first year in college and Petey on my lap. LIFE IS GOOD!!!!