Was looking at Maggie’s blog and she had the greatest photo. So I am reusing it; which sounds a lot better than stealing or plagiarizing her work. You can find the original at whisperingcats.tumbler.com; but my version has been enhanced. The picture made me laugh. Thanks Mag’s. It looks you are doing well and it makes me happy to see you content. Josh’s visit was good for you.
Anyway life has been hectic; and we all have ways of relaxing. For me; it’s a pallete to pallet night at art beat on Main Street. Went with a friend to repaint a master. Cheap paints, so I couldn’t get a good green by mixing blue and yellow. Hence the very impressionistic version of this still life by cezanne. Lots of fun because a friend asked me to go. Normally I end up arranging most of the events. But even better, found that Bob has hung the picture while I was gone at work. That was nice, it made me feel wanted. Here’s my photo.
But Kate has a more interesting way of relaxing. She likes face masks. And as always, they are interesting to view.
One interesting aspect of life was that I had to replace my purse and wallet. It’s a common thing; these things do become worn out and yucky over time. But as I looked at the compilation of stuff; the realization that collection was an accurate representation of me at this moment in time. Lets start with the purse. Between too much overtime at work, a major presentation for the California Sculpture Academy, teaching a new class, Liz visiting, and general life; I’ve outgrown the regular purse and am now using a canvas shopping bag to hold my purse and stuff. Of course, the fact that the purse itself was broken did influence the use of a shopping bag which did lead to stashing more stuff into a single location.
Anyway, the contents of said bag were an eclectic collection of unique items. A list might be informative
No real money to be found in my purse, no make up other than an old lipstick, and no keys. But all the detritus from the passions in my life--family, learning, art, and reading. The IPOD was a gift from Bob. He got it; being unsure if I would like it. That is one of my most prized possessions -- the gift of music and stories. And also one of the most borrowed items; everyone wants to finish listening to something. I've been thinking about buying a spare ipod just in case apple stops producing them. I'm a lucky woman; I"ve got so many more riches than just money.
And of course; we are going to need money for replacements over the next couple of months. It's bug season and Charlie is going crazy. That clock on the wall; it's a good place to leap towards; it might give him a place to hang from enroute to the bug. OOPS, ti went on the ground; well lets find another thing to use while hunting bugs. We are having to charlie proof -- it's worse than baby proofing because his leaping skills are both impressive and not very good. It's going to be a long couple of months until the mayflies stop hatching.