Postcard to Grandma – South Kona, Hawaii

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I send my 92 year old grandmother a postcard from everywhere I go.

Dear Grandma,

Your little girl is 70!  It’s Mom’s 70th birthday.  Well, this time I think even more than other times I really do wish you were here.  You would love it.  Hilo is so beautiful.    Everyone is here; Neil and the kids.  Stacie, Katie and Alister of course and even some of Mom’s friends are here.  It’s a beautiful house and grounds and she even has a yummy chef so no one has to cook or clean up!!  Yay!!  Setting up my easel today the view of the ocean is spectacular here.

I love you,

Shell the Bell

I would also like to say I am sorry to Leslie Adams and Linda Reynolds for getting their names wrong in my post on the Portrait Society.  They were never at my house.  I’m terrible with names.

Shelli Alford is an artist and author, who enjoys learning from master oil painters from around the world and reviewing their classes, workshops and demonstrations.

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  1. animldoc

    March 19, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Absolutely loved your OPA blog today! I, too, have embarked on my art education as an adult. Started 6 years ago, have taken some great and not so great workshops.

    I am hosting a landscape painting trip (not a workshop) in Montana in June. Here is the website:

    We still have 3 places open!

    • Shelli Alford

      March 20, 2013 at 2:28 am

      It’s great to hear about your similar story. The paintings on your website were lovely. Unfortunately, I am spending this summer in Florence, Italy studying at the Florence Academy. Keep me informed as to your next workshop. It looks like you guys will have a wonderful time.

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