Arts in the Family: A Family of Artists Just Trying to Make a Living in the Wilds of Texas


Saturday, December 29, 2012

December Sky #5

Saturday Night Doodles

Had a late start to my drawing session this evening but I still managed to sketch from my favorite t.v. show Star Trek. This evening was another third season episode titled "The Empath" starring Kathryn Hays in the title role. I especially enjoyed her performance since she had no lines. It was all pantomime. Pretty neat! According to Wikipedia and Memory Alpha, she appeared in many television shows throughout the sixties and seventies including The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Bonanza and Mission Impossible. She best known by her fans for her role as Kim on As the World Turns from 1972 to 2010. Great gig!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday Roundup- Holiday Fun

The week was very fun thanks to the Christmas holiday. Lots of presents were opened and there was a wonderful turkey dinner with all the fixins' on Christmas day thanks to Pammy who, by the way, sold an apple pie this week. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well here.

 Oh, and let's not forget the kid had a weekend of Nutcracker shows they performed to sold out houses! Pretty cool! 

All in all it went well for us at Rancho Ramirez. The only downside was a major oil leak to our car but otherwise we had no complaints. 

Tonight I'm burning the midnight oil working on the paintings for our circus themed art show. I've pulled out photos, circus programs, books and anything else I could think of for inspiration. I hope to have a good number of pieces for the show. Gotta go for the gold or else why bother. That's all for now.  Have a great weekend!


Thursday, December 27, 2012

It's Just Not Christmas Without Christopher Lee

Indiegogo Clown Scholarship Fund

A message from Clown Conservatory director Joe Dieffenbacher:
"Here's a video we put together to raise money for our clown scholarship fund. It's for a good cause so please share with everyone you know! Some of the students who will benefit are in this video. They are a talented and funny bunch. Now that Clown College is closed, we're lending a hand to train the next generation of clowns. Every little bit helps. Thanks!"
To learn more about the Clown Conservatory click on the link below for the Clown Conservatory/Circus Center website.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Slapstick Theatre- Bedtime for Sniffles (1940)

From the Sketchbook- Snoring 'Shroom

Sunday Morning Matinee- A Christmas Carol (1971)

December Sky #4

Been a Long Time

After last night's show the cast exchanged autographs and took photos onstage. It was a flurry of activity!
It's been a while since I've posted so I'd like to try and catch up today. It's been all about the Nutcracker this past week since our kids are in it this year. We take every other year off so December wont be so hectic. We had evening rehearsals which led to the opening on Friday to a sold out house! Not too shabby for ballet in San Antonio! Pammy and I saw the matinee show on Saturday which appeared to have a full house too. The kids have been really enjoying the whole experience both onstage and backstage. They've made new friends. What more could one ask for? 

Foolin' with the camera at Woodridge Elementary.
There was a Doc Ed show this week at Woodridge Elementary School. It's the last one for 2012 and it was pretty fun. I love teaching kids through laughter. Sneak that education under their kid radar. 
 There were approximately 200 wonderfully rambunctious 2nd graders present for my Amazing Aquifer Adventure show on Wednesday morning. The kids were ready to learn and laugh. Great way to start the day. 

The next time good ol' Doc Ed edutains the kiddoes will be in early 2013.

Along the way this week Pammy and I have managed to do some of the day to day chores around the house ( the dishes are piled high) and ready ourselves to move into the space at Tres Rebecas next month which we're really looking forward to doing as a way to kick off the new year with a new adventure. Life is good at Rancho Ramirez!    
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