Friday, June 30, 2006

A Day At The Fair

Yesterday I took my daughter and her friends to the fair. A twenty four dollar bracelet got you all the rides you wanted in a five hour period. My daughter is only twelve and I didn't want to leave her there unsupervised so my son and I kept an eye on things from the confines of our vehicle. With my drawing supplies, a camera, a sailing magazine and a large coffee, I settled in for the long wait.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Cherry Blossoms

My faith is all a doubtful thing,
Wove on a doubtful loom, --
Until there comes, each showery spring,
A cherry-tree in bloom
~David Morton

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

A Long Day

Today I decided to paint the kitchen cabinets. Not realizing the enormity of the job, I took the first six cubbard doors off. Oh boy! It took me the whole day to get to the point where I am now, and that's six cupboard doors in the garage with the first coat of primer. I was fighting off mosquitos the whole time and I even managed to swallow a few. I still need to put another coat of primer on each door and around two or three coats of paint. At this rate it will take me about two weeks to finish painting and reinstalling thirtyone kitchen cabinets. Yikes! I can imagine what the last few doors will look like in my haste to get this over and done with.

Monday, June 26, 2006


I am so bloody tired right now! Usually I can sleep no matter what but last night was the exception. Even with all the windows open the heat was uncomfortable.
I did a spread in my altered book this evening. Ever since I discovered mixed media collage and altered books, I've been hooked. I haven't done a single watercolor painting in a couple of months. The above image is of a painting I did a while ago, this is typically the way I paint. The way I've been painting lately is so different from this. I'm really not sure of the direction I want my work to go in. I have no clue what I'm doing half of the time and you can usually find me wandering around aimlessly wondering what the hell I'm suppose to be doing.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

I'm Finally Blogging!

Tomorrow I have to get up horrendously early to drive John to the airport. I really should be in bed by now but I'm not even slightly tired because of the huge cup of coffee I drank. Yikes!