Saturday Girl’s Road-trip: Art Show in Arlington

8 Sep

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.
Ernest Hemingway
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Today, I had the pleasure of spending the entire day with my girlfriends. It started out in the morning with my witty, winsome and wonderful writing group. (I’m sure they’ll appreciate the alliteration.) We spend a lot of time laughing, but we actually do get some serious critiquing in. After lunch, Gail, K.D. and I met at Lynne’s house for our big road trip to Arlington, not far from Cowboy Stadium. No, we weren’t going to a football game. Come on! We’re artsy girly-girls!

Lynne had invited us to go to the studio of Suzanne McNeill Sparks. She is a well known crafter, artist, designer and author. I remember seeing her on television many years ago. What a thrill to meet her in person. We piled in Lynne’s car and hit the road.

Our adventures included several wrong turns and some seriously bad directions from the melodious Siri app on the iPhone. But we arrived safely. (Some funny Siri stories for another day.) What a wonderful studio and amazing display of artwork ranging from Zentangle to watercolor. Ms. Sparks is a precious soul. We spent a couple hours chatting and soaking in the atmosphere, ending with a great dinner at Babe’s Chicken Dinner House. Fun day! I love my friends! Thanks girls, Hemingway was right.

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Suzanne McNeil Sparks and sparkling me.

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Awesome studio!

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4 Responses to “Saturday Girl’s Road-trip: Art Show in Arlington”

  1. pibbsdreamquest September 9, 2013 at 7:00 am #

    It must have been such a lovely experience! The time spent with friends with the added bonus of getting to meet someone you have admired! What a great day!!!
    k-

    • toniandrukaitis September 9, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

      Why, thank you. It was fun. I hope you have had and will have many fun adventures. But then, most artistic people do. They go put and make their adventures happen.

      • pibbsdreamquest September 9, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

        I really enjoyed the video link…her ‘zentangles’ are much like what I call my ‘Rock-A-Doodle-Do’s’ (so named because, in my book, doing doodles totally rocks!)

        Speaking of adventures…One of our favorite things to do is ‘Chasing Daylight’ We’ll dip our toes in the Atlantic at dawn then cross the state to dip toes in the Gulf of Mexico at Sunset. Then spend a few days exploring the various islands on the gulf side of Florida. We usually brainstorm various scenarios in our book series we’re writing.
        k-

  2. toniandrukaitis September 9, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    K-sounds like wonderful adventures! Doodles are great and relaxing, bit when finished, become great masterpieces. Thanks! Rock on!

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