On the other side of the dog park fence grows a huge banana tree. The cluster of bananas have been hanging there for months and finally they got so heavy the limb fell over into the park. One of my duties here is to keep the dog park tidy,trimming the over hanging trees and making sure no other "muffins" are on the ground. Without thinking I pushed the heavy limb over the fence. As the days went by and the heat continued, the bananas started to turn yellow. Paul, a fellow camper who lives next to the park said they were sugar bananas and they would be sweet. Really?? Of course I had to try it so I jammed my hand through the fence and wrestled a banana of the vine. OMG!!! He 's correct! I gave Paul 3 that I could get and I put one in each of my back pockets and two I carried. Ok, the one I ate was shared with three dogs and Roger. That's how huge they are. Why so many? Banana Muffins!!! No, Banana Walnut Muffins!!!
The recipe called for 4 bananas and since they were so fat and large I was worried, but used them anyway. Where's the pic of the yummy muffins?? I was so busy eating I forgot to take one. Hot and yummy. Then I made 6 for Wendy, one of the owners. After all, they are Crystal Lake RV Park Muffins!! I have 4 more waiting and Roger just went to get more flour for me and there are even more on the tree!!! Talk about fresh made!!!
I started a September/October special for either a 16" x 20" or 20" x 20" oil of ones pet today for 350.00. I already have one commission. I am so excited. I have been saving and wishing for a new plein air easel set up that I can use in the coach for painting and standing. Sitting is contracting my psoas muscle and it's painful when I walk. Massage Therapy and soon physical therapy will help as well as standing while I work. So I'm very excited.. This is it!! Not all the stuff but the box, mount and tripod! 365.00 plus tax but worth every cent. The box I have now is falling apart but has served me well...I am grateful. Being a professional artist is an ongoing expense but I wouldn't trade it for anything. (maybe add a horse though.) People say but aren't you retired? Ah, nope. I HAVE to paint. I get really unbearable if I'm not. It's a DNA thing!!!
So anyone interested in a portrait please let me know. Great time, great price.
So have a great weekend and I'll see you tomorrow! (I'm doing good!!!)