Its here the count down for the new year has started. People are heading to different places to be ready for the celebration of the new year. Have you ever thought that maybe you are the celebration. You and your creative energy are a celebration every time you step into a room.
2017 has been a great year, and as we close it out with the last blog of the year we want to thank everyone for their support of this blog. You have followed, you have liked and shared and we are so grateful for your presents.
We are looking forward to what 2018 will manifest.
Tonight we went to the Winter Fest Tree Lighting Festival. This is the reality that Christmas is just around the corner and 2015 is almost out the door. Where did the year go.
We stayed long enough for the tree lighting and then left because it was cold. They even brought snow in for those who wanted to snow board.
Santa and Mrs Claus were there walking around greeting everyone, they had a group there called Heart and Soul line dancing who performed, there was a choir there singing Christmas Carols, and plenty of food.
All in all it was a good community event.
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One of the best times to take your sketchbook with you is when you know you will be waiting for a period of time. Here are some of my idle time drawings where I did some “Cross Hatching Drawings” with pens. It really helps the time go by quickly. These are with the Micron 02 and 05 pens. You can view more of our works at http://chinue.imagekind.com/Smallartseries, thanks for following. Be sure to like our page as we continue on our journey of art and leave a comment we really do read them…
I heard these birds in a tree and they were really loud and intense. I was a good distance from them but was able to zoom in very well to capture this photo of them there is something about nature that always makes us know life is good no matter what is going on.
I really like how I was able to capture the red on the plant in detail. I recently joined a photography group so I can do more photography this summer.
One of the most beautiful things about a road trip some where is the scenery you see along the way. We went to the Lemon Lily Festival this weekend in Idylwild, California at an Environmental Conservation The Lemon Lily is like many of our animals, it is a threatened native Lily. This place is doing everything to educate the public about this beautiful plant.
Don’t depend on your GPS for directions all the time because sometimes it will take you the back roads to a location. We were at about 4,000 feet in these photos and still had about an hour left before we arrived.
One thing about being this elevation you can see the whole city beneath you. It was a good day all in all. Since I am not fond of heights I’m not getting too close to the edge to take a photo.
The last museum stop we made on the Museum Crawl event was at the Kimberly Crest Mansion. As you can see this is a place of pure beauty. A little history, the house was built-in 1897 and is a well-preserved example of the Victorian Era in California during that time.
The first floor consists of ten rooms, which include: a powder room, half bath, library which has the actual books the family read , a parlor, main hall, dining room, flower porch, butlers pantry, kitchen, and laundry room. These rooms were used for greeting guests and entertaining.
The second floor was the personal living area for the family and includes a mezzanine with two bedrooms on each side connected by Jack and Jill bathrooms as well as a conservatory.
The third floor has an additional bedroom and a billiard room as well as a screened sleeping porch that would have been used in the hot summer months. The other half of the top floor was sectioned off as servant’s quarters and includes a bathroom for their use. This not part of public tours. The house also has an attic and basement, which are not included on the public tour.
The Kimberly Crest Carriage House was built for the family’s horses and carriages and had a small apartment on the top floor for the caretaker. In 1897 the cost to construct the home was $10,000.
This ends our Museum Day, hope you have enjoyed our trip of three museums.
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