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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sunshine, Sketches and Strong Women

Sunshine
Last week was our family vacation at the beach. Vacations with teenagers are fun; we went para sailing, go-cart racing (Is my family really that competitive? They actually ran me off the track!) and walking the boardwalk. I did some reading, a little bit of painting and even got a hint of a tan (sort of, if you look real close).







Jake buried up to his neck, and Stephen doing the honors.













The view from our front door, Yves taking a stroll.

Sketches
I didn't get much time to paint on vacation but I did pull off a few quickies of beach people.










Strong Women
Two books I read recently. One was "This Child Will be Great" by Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, the first woman president of Liberia.

The other one I am still reading, "In No Uncertain Terms" by Helen Suzman, who was in the South African Parliament for 35 years and an outspoken advocate against apartheid. If you like biographies, particulary those about amazing women, you may be inspired by these stories.

Now...back to work!
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