Carla's Funky Art

Whirlwind Weekend....and Paintings!


Wow Guys!  I am coming off of one of the BEST WEEKENDS EVER!!!!!  Seriously, what a fun weekend!  After three years, Washington State is ACTUALLY having a decent summer.  I can't even remember when it rained last!  Wooo-hoooo!  With all of this summer sun, we have been trying to get outside as much as we can. (in other words, I haven't been painting to much around here, must get on it!)

Friday night consisted of checking out a Led Zepplin cover band here in Anacortes.  It was SO AWESOME!!!  Every Friday night they have a summer concert series down at Seafarers Park.  Dan and I have made it a weekly routine to pack a dinner, grab a blanket and head to the park every Friday night in the summer.  One of our favorite things to do.  We danced the night away to "Whole Lotta Love", and "Misty Mountain Hop" many memories of blasting Zepplin in high school.  My daughter thought we were crazy....she didn't quite "get-it".....but managed to dance through a few songs.

Saturday morning came bright and early, and we woke up and headed to the Anacortes Art Dash Half Marathon.  The best part about this race was it literally started about 5 blocks away!  No having to stress about getting to the start line on time.  I have been suffering from a shin splint on my left leg after running 18 miles of hills a couple of weeks ago.  I honestly wasn't sure if I was going to get the race.  Once we started running, I pretty much just ignored the pain and we were able to finish in 2 hours and 10 minutes.  Pretty proud of myself for even finishing!  We rewarded ourselves by grabbing our bathing suits and hitting the beach for a little rest and sun tanning.

Sunday consisted of Dan making some of his special home brew in the morning then we headed out to eat lunch in the adorable little town of La Conner.  After checking out a few little shops (and me whining about about how bad my leg hurt) we checked out the La Conner Brewery.  Awesome beer, awesome food, but the service was AWFUL!  We showed up around 2:00, it wasn't very busy.....and it took forever to get service.  We watched two couples walk out without being helped.  Needless to say, I was kinda disappointed.  The atmosphere was good, cool art on the walls, but be prepared for a long wait if you decide to check it out.  We were there for at least 2 hours for a simple lunch.

Then to top it off, I ACTUALLY GOT SOME PAINTING DONE!!! YAHOOOO!!!!  I can't believe it!  Finally was inspired to get some things finished around here!  (thank you Mr. Sun for not shining today and allowing me some indoor time!)


Ally and I at Seafarers Park...rockin' out!

Little Instagram Photo of us heading out to the Art Dash Half!

Stupid Shin Splint.  Tanning in the sun....thank you KT Tape for my new tan lines! :)

"What the Cluck?" 12x16 Original Acrylic on Canvas

"Gold Fish Lips" 9x12 Original Acrylic on Canvas

"Octo-Chill" 12x16 Orginal Acrylic on Canvas.