I'm in Ireland!

This is the completed portrait of the Henager Sisters. Their father commissioned the painting and drove down from Austin to pick it up the night before I left.  I think he’s as happy with it as I am.  Thank you to all who kept me company online as I painted it.

With lots of help I got packed and to the airport on time, only to have an hour and a half delay waiting for the plane.  It still left almost an hour to make my connection in Newark for Dublin, so all worked out fine.  A miracle happened and I was the only passenger in my row- so I got to tip over and sleep a bit on the overnight flight!   I hadn’t slept well at home for a while, so I really needed all I could get. I took a bus to my hosts- Jan Hyland and Janetta Mellet- and had a beautiful lunch in Janetta’s beautiful garden.
Jan took me to her house afterwards where I’ve been the last two days, hosted so graciously by Jan and her husband Colm, and recovering from some wicked strain of jet lag. We’ve walked the Dun Laoghaire (pronounced Dun Leery) pier and we’ve visited the Royal Hiburnian Academy in Dublin and I’ve crashed for emergency naps several times. But it’s now 6:41 on Monday morning, the workshop starts in less than three hours and I feel great. I hope to still broadcast on my regular Wednesday, but much earlier than my usual 7 p.m. Central time.  Most likely it will be 11 a.m. or noon, but I’ll post more as I know.

The workshop is being held at a gorgeous place- The Dun Laoghaire Golf Club.  Oh my.  I can’t wait to show you!

Stay tuned….


Happy Susan



Ann Rogers said...

Lovely portrait, Susan, I'm sure the dad was thrilled. Have a wonderful and safe trip...and just to let you know, you can never have enough time in Paris. Enjoy!

Jo Castillo said...

Well, Susan, sounds like a good start for your trip. Sorry for the jet lag. Golf courses are so beautiful, that should be fun. We will be on the road to NM on Wednesday so I can't watch. Have fun .. see you in the fall. :) Hugs.

Professor J said...

Wow, a whole row is a miracle! I can't wait to see pictures of everything. Have a marvelous, healing, growing, beauty-filled and beauty inspiring time in Europe!

Joshua Kadtke said...

Hope you enjoy every minute of your trip Susan!

Marian Fortunati said...

I have GOT to tune in more... I've missed so much.. and this portrait is wonderful... Lucky girls, lucky Dad!!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Susan,

Have a wonderful time. It just sounds amazing. Congratulations on the portrait. I'm proud of you for taking on these exciting adventures.