April 14, 2011

Lioness WIP #6

I didn't get much done this week on the Lioness.  I have had a sore throat and a cold which settled on my chest.  Happy to say I am feeling a lot better and getting back to the drawing board.

Our Trip
We have been very busy lately working on the plans for our upcoming trip overseas later in the year (Aug/Sept/Oct).  We are making this a special trip as we feel this will probably be our last trip overseas ... unless we win on the Lottery.  ;)  Most of our stops will be for 3-4 days.  First call San Fransisco, Las Vegas (Celine Dion Concert) Grand Canyon by helicopter ) , Denver  up to South Dakota (  Mt Rushmore) and most importantly to see my dear friend Maria, some of you may know Maria as Pencil Sanity. Then to Wyoming (Have a cuppa and dunk a ginger cookie with Gary and Vicki Keimig ). Visit Yellowstone National Park, A wildlife day tour. Then flying  across to North Carolina and make our way over 3 weeks up to Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, Connecticut. Meet up with very dear friends for many years that I met on the internet, the Maddare family that we have  previously met when Nev and I  married in Vermont 7 yrs ago.  Charles Maddare walked me down the isle ...well the grass bank in the gardens of the lovely Fairbanks Hotel in St Johnsbury. does that count for an isle.  LOL.    Then we go to New Hampshire, Maine, I will meet up with my dear friend Jill  in Maine that I met in an art forum a few years ago.  Then  finally onto  Boston for a few days. Revisit "Cheers"  where Nev had his 60th birthday on our last trip.    Leaving the USA sadly and  flying  to the UK  for 10days to see family, then flying to Beijing /Shanghai tour for 2 weeks, then  a few days leasure  to shop and  just wander  .  Then back to Sydney and home.

28 comments:

Colette Theriault said...

WOW!!! What a wonderful trip that will be Dors!!
That Lionness is looking fab!! What a great job you are doing, just love the softness of it all.
And thanks for sharing the info about the dry cleaning brush! I have it on my wish list for my next order.

Colette Theriault said...

OOPS and I hope you feel better soon...we had to deal with the flu for the past few weeks so I understand. Hugsxxx

Dors said...

Thanks Colette. I am sorry you had the flu and I hope you have recovered and feeling well now.
Hugs. Dors.

Blu said...

Wow that is some tour!..you may need a holiday to recover from it!

Pat said...

Glad you are on the road to recovery. The lioness is looking great.
Enjoy that trip - it sounds like a marathon! ;)

Jan said...

The lioness is looking good, and WOW! what a trip you have planned! I would love to see you while you're in North Carolina even though I know you have a lot already planned.

It sounds like the trip of a lifetime and I hope you take tons of photos so we can share your experience vicariously!

Dors said...

Thank you Blu, Pat and Jan.
It sure will be a trip of a lifetime.

Jan... I have emailed you back. Love to catch up with. We will make time. xx

Teresa said...

Wowee! You and Nev are world class travelers!!! Makes my head swim just thinking about all that country/state hopping! Sounds fabulous and I know you'll take lots of photos (hint, hint!)

Glad to hear you're feeling better. Keep making progress!

Hugs!
T

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Dors, how wonderful for you it sounds like a fabulous trip. Glad you are feeling better. Make sure you take your vitamins.

Lioness is looking great. All the best to you.

Joan

Dors said...

Hi Teresa. Oh yes there will be lots of photos to share with you all.
This trip has taken 6 yrs to save frequent Qantas flyer points otherwise we could never afford to do all this. Hope your still recovering well. Hugs.

Dors said...

Hi Joan. Thank you.I am glad you like the lioness.
I never take vitamins. We have enough in all the fresh home grown veggies. We are so excited about this trip. Hugs xx

Sally McLean said...

Lovely Lioness looks nearly finished. Glad you are recovering! Your trip does sound fab!

Vic said...

Love the lioness Dors, coming along nicely.Your trip sounds fantastic and hope you both have a great time.

DEB said...

I have never seen so much of the USA, and I LIVE here! Have a wonderful time Dors!! And if you have time when you are in Williamsburg, maybe I can get to meet you and Nev too! I live about 4 hours from there.

Dors said...

Thank you Sally, Vic. We feel this a trip of a lifetime. Looking forward to it so much.

Hi Deb. Look forward to catching up with you on the way up to Harrisburg.

AutumnLeaves said...

This lioness is one absolutely stunning beauty of a girl, Doreen. And might I say that your upcoming trip sounds absolutely fabulous. Don't know if it just me, but when I saw Mt. Rushmore, I actually choked up and teared up at the beautiful majesty of it. Hope you like it as much as I did. Too bad you don't have a stop in Chi-town. I'd have loved to have met up with you two!

sue said...

Hi Dors ... hope you are feeling much better now. My Mum was hospitalised last week with a chest infection but was allowed home last night.

What an amazing trip. We did Las Vegas/Grand Canyon with friends 2 years ago as a birthday treat for David (special birthday). The Grand Canyon airplane/helicopter/boat ride was fantastic and we did that on D's actual birthday so he got to sit next to the helicopter pilot as a treat!

Are you going to be anywhere near Kent when in the UK?

Gwen Bell said...

Love the expression on this beautiful lioness' face. You do such terrific work.

So sorry to hear you are under the weather! Hope you beat it and feel better soon.

The trip sounds fantastic. I'm so excited for you! Sounds like a real adventure!

hugs
Gwen

Dors said...

Hi Sue. I am feeling better now and back to the grindstone. LOL

Sorry to hear you Mum is not well. Hope she gets well soon.

We will be in Farnham/ Surrey for 7 days. and London for the last day. I will email the itinerary to you. xx

Dors said...

Thank you Sherry and Gwen . Feeling better now. Glad you like the Lioness.

Oh Sherry it would have been lovely to catch up with you. We have such a tight schedule and places already booked it would be so hard to get to Illinois with the time we have :(

"JeanneG" said...

I'm tired just from reading about the trip. You are going to be worn out. Are you taking art supplies? I hope you don't quit drawing for the whole 3 months. Have a safe trip.

Dors said...

Oh Jeanne. I will probably take a sketch pad and some pencils etc. but there won't be room for a lot.
I will certainly be looking for the Dick Blick stores and Jerry's.
even if I have to send myself a parcel home. You have so much more in the US art stores and lots cheaper.
Yes Jeanne I think we will be tired by the end of the trip. but it will be a nice tiredness.

Lene said...

Great work on the lioness. Beautiful fur!

Dors said...

Thank you Lene. It's been slow but I am well on the way to finishing it now. Posting an update tomorrow when the light is good.

Pencil Sanity said...

The Lioness is looking wonderful Dors. She will be such a stunning framed drawing when done.

Can't wait to see you in SD and finally get that huge hug that is long over due.

Wendy Mould said...

WOW!! This post is full of news. Glad to hear you are feeling better and your picture is looking great. Your trip sounds wonderful, it must be neat to visit some of the people that you blog with. I hope you do win a lottery so you can travel some more.

L.Holm said...

Dors, your trip sounds fabulous! A whirlwind. What fun! Am late catching up, but saw your post on Deb's site. I'm just north of Washington D.C.

James F. Smith said...

Dors-
You seem to refind me about using a pencil!! It is so much fun!! Another Masterpiece!!

I see some of our miniatureart group is going to touch bases with you in September. It is so much fun to see other artists that we have met on line and then see the real artist!! You have post in my blog many times. Many I may get together some day!! Have a great day and lets draw!!!!!!!!

Jim