Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

9/5/08

Hurricanes and Babies, Salute to the Sun daily painting by Jo-Ann Sanborn

My friend Shannon is an art teacher in Fort Meyers. Lucky kids! She's one of the most creative people I know having wide-ranging artistic expression. At the moment she hasn't any grandchildren while many people our age talk of the nothing else. She decided to take a sabatical having nothing to do with art, and spent part of her summer holding babies in a Rumanian orphanage. As part of her reporting requriements she'll need to do a presentation, and to help with that kept a daily sketchbook log of her activities. It's so charming that I wanted to share part of it with you. You can't see her work on the web yet, but I'm encouraing her to make that her next project!
Meanwhile, there's hurricane watch as one hurricane after another continues to make it's way across the big pond. Most of the south has one eye on the weather as we continue to go about our daily business. We're pretty well prepared for hurricanes after years of going through hurricane seasons. We've gotten more savy about when to go and when to stay. We've plenty of water and hurricane supplies, have a list to take with us if we must evacuate, and know what to do to prepare prior to the storms. In the back of my mind I'm even trying to get mentally prepared in case things get really ugly. It's a reality I hope we never have to face, but a hurricane threat is very real and a hurricane three or more is a very strong storm. Make your plans now!
Salute to the Sun was a pleasure to paint after all the rain we've had!
Salute to the Sun
10" x 8"
sold

2 comments:

Kathy & David said...

Jo-Ann...YOU are one of the most creative people we know! We look forward to your daily Blog and your observations...so keen and imaginative!

JoAnn Sanborn said...

You are so sweet! I'm glad you're enjoying the blog and looking forward to your return to Marco!

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