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Paint and Sip party 1-27-17

Photos from last night’s Paint and Sip party at Dunedin RV Resort & Blue Moon Inn. An awesome group of gals and a ton of fun! Looking forward to next month’s class with ya’ll!!!

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Paint and Sip class – Winter in Florida

Paint & Sip with BigBlackDogStudio at Grand Bay Mobile Home Park’s Club House: Wednesday, December 7 from 7-9pm. Door opens at 6:30 (arrive no later than 6:45 to claim your seat and get settled).

Painting: “Winter in Florida” – Monochromatic study background—you choose your main colour (see samples in photo). On top, we layer on bokeh style bubbles or lights and dangle decorative beads. And since this is Florida and nearing the holidays, our featured ornament is a stylized orange.

Samples shown are a grouping of three oranges or one large ornament, eh, orange.

BYOB, adult party. Feel free to bring snacks. Please RSVP to hold your seat. Must arrive no later than 6:45 to claim your spot, otherwise, seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Looking forward to this fun night with you!

Your background can be any base colour. Some possibilities are……

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Sculpture class projects

Here are some photos of recent class projects in our weekly sculpture class at the senior center:

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Nemo contstellation

Here’s another “worship my dog” kind of post, because I do totally adore him so. (This is reprinted from my other blog at: http://caffeinatedmusic.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/astronomy-nemo-constellation/)

Gearing up for the final exam this week, but fully expecting of myself to do well. Using the Stellarium software, I took a screen shot for my last homework assignment, then decided to get creative. One of the tasks this week was to research certain constellations as to their mythological backgrounds, and Draco was among them. Draco was not one whose story I was familiar with, but it’s a dragon. In fact it’s Hera’s dragon, her faithful pet dragon who guarded her super special golden apples by sleeping wrapped around the trunk so no one could steal the apples. He was her guard-dragon, her Nemo.

Well, lo and behold, Hercules is on a prove-he’s-a-tough-guy jaunt ticking off a list of twelve things somebody dared him to do, and stealing Hera’s apples is on the list. How does he do it, you ask? He just shoots and kills the dragon over the fence, and then sends in some gullible schmuck to climb the tree and get the goods. There’s a tough guy for you. Like a deliberate drive-by shooting of somebody’s beloved pet that was minding its own business in its own yard and then a looter comes into the yard and steals the homeowner’s treasure. Jerk. What a scummy thing to do. Why Hera didn’t go after him and bash his head in for killing her pet dragon, I don’t know. Those Greek myths always ticked me off. Anybody who knows me knows how I feel about people who abuse animals, so the story of the dragon really upset me. As you can probably tell. To top it all off, the Hercules constellation is positioned right next to the dragon, with the story being that he’s supposedly crushing the dragon.

Anyway, poor Hera was so upset about her murdered dragon that she immortalized him by placing him in the heavens where he encircles the northern pole, protecting it as he did the apple tree. From whom, I’m not sure, but it was sweet of her to think of how to best honour her faithful pet. I had never picked the constellation out of the sky before, but now it’s my favourite one, just on principle. Who knew Hera was an animal lover?

I decided that if I could place a constellation in the sky, it would look like this one:

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Nemo would be chasing Hercules throughout eternity trying to bite him in the rump for trying to hurt the dragon.

Fun with pet food bags

True to my recycling mantra of “reclaim and reuse,” here are just a few of the recycling projects we’ve used large plastic pet food bags for: three of the aprons for our art class as well as a banner for our table at craft fairs.

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Art class today

Here’s a shot of the class just as they are beginning to paint their papier mache creations – we had two dogs, a piggy and a butterfly going on down at the Dunedin Senior Center. Due to the Toronto Blue Jays beginning their spring training across the street at the stadium, we’ll pick up Friday morning class again come March. I hope to have at least four people in our next class, too! This has been great!!

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