Self Isolation: Day 306
So it's coming on New Years, they're throwing out trees... and I am ready to kick this year to the curb too. But it has not stopped me from living my best life. I suppose being an introvert has helped me, but even I am getting pretty tired of the same old walls for so long. No matter, I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year. Let's roll out these vaccines a little faster please.
I quietly enjoyed the Christmas holiday at home. I missed my family terribly. But I did enjoy tremendously the ornament sent from my tribe designed by another Choctaw artist Edmon Perkins. Celebrating the pottery firing, "a symbol of the warmth in the people's hearts". My tree is a celebration of our history and traditions. Also a shout-out of thanks to my niece who sent me this thoughtful gift of pen and paper for drawing! I haven't owned a fountain pen in...well, seems like forever. I look forward to using it. Perhaps a wood-cut print is in order, and I will use this pen and paper to draw it!
Accomplishments for 2020: I have completed 15 paintings and finished reading 43 books. I have not made anyone sick because of my actions. I'll call that a win.
So as 2021 approaches I think of the George Harrison song Here Comes the Sun whose lyrics (I paraphrase): "Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter; Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here; Here comes the sun; Here comes the sun, and I say; It's all right." Yup, that about wraps it up. Back to my brushes.
"The human quality Degas most admired was endurance." - John Berger