Yesterday was spent at a birthday lunch for Judi Patuti. We to date have done all of our birthday lunches at the C - level lounge where the accomplished Deborah Scott is chef. And when she is in the kitchen she will make an off menu Ahi Tuna nachos with fried wontons which is truly amazing. It's a birthday tradition for us. The day was cool but sunny and the bay side table afforded a lovely view of the water. It made me nostalgic of Mark and I's sailing days.
After lunch Gail and I went to her place to photo all of the beautiful spaces she has created in her home. She is a watercolor artist, and of late has been putting together the most beautiful terrariums and pairing them with her paintings. She has also created vignettes of artistic serenity throughout her yard, home and studio. It was a fun day and here a just a couple of the shots I captured.
I especially love the glass globes
Here is one of several koi in her koi pond. A deck overlooks the pond and creates a serene sanctuary
This is a pairing of a globe and one of her watercolors
My 'days off' have come to an end, and today I will be illustrating. There is much to be done before I leave for Tucson in two weeks!