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Nice Place to Work

Face Paint Table

This lovely setting is the upper terrace at the Banff Springs Hotel. I was there doing face painting for a private party last weekend.

Also involved in the party was Buddy the Clown A BBQ with fancy foods and a jazz band for the adults.

Here is the action at the face painting station. The kids really enjoyed it. I am convinced-children are the best customers especially when it comes to face painting. They were thrilled. What fun.

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Tablet PC

Another nice place to work is on this new toy-a tablet pc laptop. This will be a trade for a painting. First thing one has to do is get used to the touch of the pen. The tablet PC involves writing directly on the screen with a special pen. The pen, used somewhat like a mouse is very sensitive. The touch takes some getting used to. On the screen is the crossword puzzle program. I will be doing digital art and other things with this tablet PC. I will share some finished works when I have more time to experiment.

Day Lillies

The day lillies are beginning to bloom in my garden. Berries and blooms have been scarce. Those which have appeared have been sensitive to rot. The summer has been cool and wet, with a few hot humid days thrown in for good measure. But I am not giving up just yet, as hot and sunny weather is on it’s way. Soon we will have hollyhocks.

Mountain Renewal

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Softly snowing here today, the soft lucky kind of snow, damp huge flakes hinting at spring.
Yesterday we went to Canmore and Banff, finding solace in the hot pools of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Immersed in the hot mineral soak, as steam rose from the water’s surface before dissipating into the cool mountain air.
Floating on my back as sky, wisps of clouds, tops of mountain sides and a half moon reflected back at me. Dark by the time we emerged, the two and a half hour soak in the hot springs was heavenly. We took our well marinated bodies out to a lovely dinner, and I have never slept so well.
The mountains have long been known for healing. Remember Heidi? She was sent to the mountains to heal. Something about that alpine air which brings rejuvenation. Lets hope it gives me the strength to deal with my current reality. Ah the ebb and flow of life.

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