Posted: July 29, 2012 in painting adventures
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“I’ve decided that the stuff falling through the cracks is confetti and I’m having a party!”~Betsy Cañas Garmon

Woman and Fish 3, charcoal and conte crayon on gessoed paper, 31×41 cm (12×16)

Today I went to the grocery and bought birdseed.  I have a group of 5 or 6 rosy finches that come every morning and evening and yesterday I ran out of seed. They sat there looking at the hulls of leftovers on the tray and pecked disappointingly around the peanuts.  I felt guilty. Today they are much happier.

Today I stacked ½ cord of piñon wood before I ran out of energy.  Heavy and dense but it burns so well!  I already stacked two cords of cedar by the shed; there is still a large pile of mixed wood waiting to be worked. We will burn most of it this winter. Gradually I will get it all finished.

Today I competed Woman and Fish #3 (above). I wanted to do a painting of women and fish, but after that first one, I was not happy. Besides I am running low on canvas, but I do have tons of paper.  So out came the gesso to seal and texture the paper, out came the charcoal and conté crayons and oh, I am very happy with what is happening!  One, two and now three! There are more in my head!  These were meant to be drawings not paintings.   I will dance this tune till there is no more!

Today I sent a ton of kisses to a dear friend on Facebook who lives in Switzerland, he has been sharing a good deal of my work lately….what a sweetheart and quite handsome to boot!  Alas, I am quite married!

Today I re-submitted my resume to 6 different companies. Sigh.

Today I baked a quiche . A wonderful fresh spinach and ham with Fontinella and Swiss cheese.  Oh me, oh my.

As the sun begins to set, today I watered my flowers and garden as I do every day. Hoping against hope for more rain. The green beans are prolific and I will pick a bunch tomorrow, some to put up, some to eat now.  My carrots are growing strong, although I do believe the seeds were alien.  I pulled one up to see how it was doing and it has arms and legs, but it tastes wonderful!  The zucchini appears to have slowed down a bit, or maybe its just resting. It is a spooky plant, but I do love zucchini bread.

The cats are now telling me that according to their agenda its time to be fed and I must obey.

Today was a good day. Tomorrow will be even better.





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