Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Nose Knows .... and off to Whistler for the Olympics!

The Nose Knows - 24x24"
acrylic on canvas

Well, here is my last post for a few days. This is yet another painting of Lucy (also known as "The Juice Dog", a morph from the rhyme of her name - Juicy Lucy). I took this photo last Thursday morning as she was relaxing on our couch and knew right away I was going to paint it. Of course all my other plans for specific paintings went out the window and I started on it the very next day. Here she is in all her nosey glory...

Tomorrow we are leaving early to get up to Whistler for 5 days. We have a few different Olympic event tickets, the first ones are for Men's Luge on Saturday in Whistler. I am so excited about being part of an Olympic event. As much as it's just a stupid amount of money spent on venues, security and other stuff when it could be much better spent on serious issues like homelessness, it will be amazing to be in the midst of all the excitement. Really it's a once in a lifetime opportunity.

The coolest part - we are snow camping! Whistler is rather over-priced right now, but this campground is a only short walk from the village and available for the low-low price of $25/night for a tent site. We are veteran campers and have no issues being in the snow. I even have down snow-booties. They have a great cafe and store at the campsite and it's also close to Meadow Park Arena, where there's a steam room, sauna, hot tub and pool. Who says we're roughing it? There will be 7-8 of us, on two sites side by side. But I don't really think we will be hanging out all that much at the campsite, as there will be so much going on in the village ... I'll post some photos when I get back ...

GO CANADA!

3 comments:

Kim said...

Sounds like fun! Yes, GO CANADA : )) And great painting by the way : )

andrea said...

Funny painting! I do the same thing -- abandon my plans when I'm inspired. As for being at Whistler for 5 days -- ENVY! I'll be here in the city, though, so can hardly complain. I only managed to score tickets for curling but that will be fun anyway. (And I have the same social conscience tuggings but still LOVE the big 'O'! My family is used to it now.)

JanettMarie said...

Oh, you all have fun at the Winter Olympic Games, how exciting!
I'll sit here in Indy and watch it on the television. Good Luck Canada!