I finished my painting! What a struggle it has been. The tape has been attached for so long I had to use tweezers to get it off the paper. It is sitting in my living room so I can look at it occasionally with a critical eye. But honestly, I don't think there is any reason on earth that would compel me to pick it up again. I'm done with it. The good news is that I have started the other painting I mentioned and I am happy to report that sticking my paintbrush in a beautiful rich green has lifted my spirits. It helped that the sun was out for two days, but it is back to the disgustingly depressing gray rain again today, so...ugh. Anyway, the painting makes me happy and will be fast. Two great things. And food. Always food.
So totally off the subject, but something I have found to be interesting is the live feed from the dedicated interstate exit for WalMart (the data center) which is now available for viewing. I started watching it a couple of days ago...(I think it was two days ago; I don't keep track anymore). Anyway, it is interesting to see the volume of traffic on the interstate now. It appears our infrastructure finally meets demand. Just saying. Here is the name of the app: IDrive AR. When it loads, just pick the area you want to watch. Kinda fun actually. So stay safe, and stay home. Back to my brushes.
"The mountain is voiceless and imperturbable; and its very loftiness and serenity sometimes make us the more lonely." - Henry Van Dyke
"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month." - Henry Van Dyke
I have been in my house for 21 days now. It has rained most of the time, four inches more than normal for the year. I have been working on the same painting for some time and must admit to unbelievable boredom where it is concerned (which makes total sense actually). I have only used two colors for the most part and, well, what can I say...I think it works, but it is tedious. It truly takes perseverance on my part to put the thing on the table every day. I can hardly wait to begin something new. But, I figure I am about a week out from finishing it. That is what I am telling myself anyway. So, what else have I done. Read the news. Washed my hands till they are raw. Washed down groceries. Facetimed with family. Finished a few books - four actually. And painted. Oh yes, and cooked. I don't cook. This has been touch and go: spaghetti sauce - good; pot roast - good; chicken - inedible. I guess two out of three isn't too bad. We had some frozen dinners thank goodness. We will continue to experiment. I do make decent bread though, so that has not been a problem. I did get good news when I received notification that my entry had been accepted in the Watercolor USA 2020 exhibit. That was a highlight indeed. The highlight today was that the sun was out, the boxwoods are trimmed and I can watch the birds at the birdbath from my window. So a beautiful day and a horrible day. I suppose that sums up pandemic life. Back to my brushes.
"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush." - Doug Larson