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Friday, March 12, 2010

Landscape #5 ~ Cruise by Texas Daily Painter Nancy Standlee

Landscape #5 (series of 8) Contemporary Acrylic Landscapes Acrylic on paper 5" x 7"
In a previous post, I discussed these small warm ups that were done at the Robert Burridge workshop and I haven't painted since. Since I was invited to join some old college friends, Tarleton State U in Stephenville, TX to go on a Western Caribbean cruise leaving from Galveston for 7 days. It was my first cruise and what fun to be with friends and retell and embellish old stories and make some new memories. Thirteen of us had either gone there or had married someone there and one lady brought her son and he tried to keep us organized. Probably my biggest surprise is how casual the dress is. If you go wear what you have and bring about one or two dressy things. You'll never look as good as the best ones and you'll never look as bad as the worst. The food was fabulous and it was often, really 24 hours of choices, served by ninja waiters who handled a plate every two seconds. Our evening waiters were from Bali and worked 10 months and then would be off 2 months. A regret - I love personal pan pizzas and I never tried one on the ship. There wasn't time. The ship's design and decorations were an artists' dream. Rooms were named for artists, Monet, Renoir and paintings were everywhere. In the slide show below you can see one of the small tables in the theater and the table tops were small paintings and then an element from the background would be used for other decorations.

Pat, Nancy, and Peggy
We became friends our first year as freshmen at Tarleton in 1954. Peggy and I were on the annual staff together and were both in the School of Home Economics. (They don't even call it that anymore.) Pat was always winning some campus beauty contest.
There is something wrong with my shirt legs. They just don't seems to match up to mine.

Mouse over the slides for captions.

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Pcasso said...

Great slide show, Nancy. I know you enjoyed your trip. It was fun to see those places from a different perspective. Can't wait for the next post.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

How wonderful Nancy to all get together again and on such a fun trip. Thanks for the film slides. I just love these little landscapes you are painting abstractly - so full of colour.

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks Joan. We felt the trip was a once in a lifetime event and so fortunate to be able to be together. We meet at homecomings once a year but this was a treat. Glad you like the landscapes.

Nancy Standlee said...

Pat, I could never match your posts about "cruising". Yours are so detailed and informative.

Cheryl Wilson - O'Pry said...

How fun for you Nancy! Love those bikini shirts!! :)

Nancy Standlee said...

Hello, Cheryl. They help disguise cruise excesses.

Nancy Standlee said...

Hello, Cheryl. Wonder if I could get one to wear for "everyday".

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