I finally finished my latest painting and am tearing myself away from it. It has been quite a ride with a lot of twists and turns but I got very close to what I wanted and now it is time to quit before I think I can get exactly what I want. Not possible in my opinion. We artists always think the next one will be perfect. It keeps us going! Here is the final file that I put on my website of Queen Annes Lace.
Queen Annes Lace Original 40″ x 30″ oil painting $2430
I can’t believe this happened early Saturday morning. I had one of my very rare leg cramps and got up to walk around. When I got to the kitchen I thought I heard a strange noise and when I turned on the light it was Clyde doing exercises. I nearly had a heart attack to go along with the leg cramp. He said he always does exercises in the dark. The really strange thing is I did not notice he was not in bed when I got up. He is the only person to my left. Not hard to account for.
Anyway, my leg got better very quickly and he went out for his Saturday morning bird walk.
Cute burglar joke. A dog is being comforted by another dog about a burglary. The worse part about the theft was it was a cat burglar. Love it!
Oftentimes Clyde and I don’t get a lot of sleep. Lots of noise when the windows are open. Dogs, dogs, dogs. I wish they didn’t have to bark every time a leaf falls off a tree. Well, it seems that way.
The other day I was awakened by a dog that just barked continuously for a solid fifteen minutes at 6:30. Clyde said the same dog woke him up at 2:00. He also saw a full grown buck on our street.
Maybe that is why we have so many barking dogs. There is no hunting in the city limits so Clyde says they are all hitching a ride to their Sanctuary City. I wish they would go somewhere else so I could sleep.
I am so pleased to be meeting friends for dinner tonight! I haven’t done that in a long time and I always love to get out of cooking dinner. I am not much of a cook and all of Clyde’s restrictions make fancy things out of the question. I would probably do well in England. I like plain food. No offense to any Brits but that is what we hear about their cuisine.
I will get to paint. I am real excited about my current Blue Ridge Parkway paintings! They are done in stages based on photographs that I take. I always put so much of myself into them that they are quite different from what I started with. I can reproduce photographs but that is not what my art is about.
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Had a great Yoga class yesterday! I am amazed at the changes in my body. When I started Yoga classes I kept looking at the clock. I wanted it to be over. Now I am not yelling in my head that easy pose is anything but easy and no, I cannot sit on my feet. Sitting on my feet was next to impossible when I started.
I am not into the religious aspects of Yoga, so I just don’t mention that as the teacher really is into the chanting and meditating. I have respect for it but I just don’t agree which brings me to a cute yoga joke. A woman is talking to her therapist and she tells him that Yoga has taught her to stretch rather than jump to conclusions.
I told that one to Clyde and he said sounds good, just don’t stretch the truth.
Love it! No offense to serious Yoga students, but as my teacher often says, it is so good to laugh.
I have been talking a lot about Yoga to Clyde. It has helped me a lot and he thinks he will probably start taking lessons to see if it could help his hip injury.
I have only been taking lessons for a year but I realize more and more that I have been doing some Yoga for a long time. Ever since my Mom made us kids clean the bathrooms I have been doing Downward Facing Grunge. I didn’t scrub floors until after I was married and that is when I started Table Top Scrape. That one is also good for the bathroom. I sort of do Legs up the wall when I can’t reach something under the bed with my hands, but it is Legs Straight in Front.
Love Yoga! The Yoga we do in class and Household Yoga! Got to keep moving and stretching!