Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sky Too Blue

I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees,
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite, which is yes.
~e.e. cummings

Spring may not be official but it sure seemed
like it on Saturday.  Chris and I enjoyed walking the
path at Skinner Butte and the sunny downtown streets
of Eugene.  We stopped for slices of pizza and 
salad at Sizzlepie across from Kesey Square.

I'm not usually a fan of the food shot....
but Yumm!

Kesey Square was all a bustle...

 "Further" dropped off a load of laughing teenagers 
and picked up another for a magic trip......

Further was a school bus purchased by author Ken Kesey
in 1964 to carry his Merry Band of Pranksters across the
country.  Beat legend Neal Cassady was the driver for the 
maiden voyage to New York for the publication of Kesey's 
novel Sometimes a Great Notion.  The bus is also featured
in Tom Wolfe's book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.

Young artists were spread out in the square
with their jewelry and wares.
This is Bree (I forgot to ask the spelling)
taking advantage of the warm sunshine
to work on her paintings.

We topped off the afternoon by sitting outside
Red Wagon Creamery for two delish one scoop waffle cones!

Sky Too Blue
~Shade Nelson

I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening playing with
my watercolor and Inktense pencils.  Here is one I finished
up from a sketch I did last summer with my friend Sandi.
We sat across the street with our cold Chai teas, and sketch pads
balanced on our knees...until the ants chased us out.  Little buggers..

Maybe we will go here next weekend!
(LOL...I just realized I spelled Espresso wrong...
don't set me loose in the tattoo parlour...)

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!!


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