I wrote this note earlier today to Steve Mitchell, and it fits here too. Forty plus years ago when I started college as an art major, I learned how to draw. Then when I found I wasn’t good enough to be an artist, I gave up drawing. Now I have to learn again. Loving the line is a good mantra to repeat as I fill sketch books to find my 18 year old artist.
I haven’t held A frog in ages either. Toads yes, just to relocate them to safer places if I find them in my path, or the path of the lawn mower. Same for snakes. I had to move a snake A few years ago. I don’t do well with snakes. I used to be very afraid of them. Now, I’m mostly startled by them.
You’re smart! So long as you trust it not to strand you somewhere, keep it going. I am not a hoarder. I have plenty of stuff, but I’m not terribly attached to things. Though recently I had to go the eBay route to replace a pot that I’ve had since I was in my 20s. It is perfect for pasta and soups and stews and sweet corn fits in it just right.…[Read more]
Cute! One of my favorite things to do is have overnight company and then spend half the day having morning coffee chitchatting about everything and nothing. My sister in law and I do it whenever she comes to visit. It is especially nice because our husbands tend to sleep in longer, so no one is looking for real breakfast.
Wow! Six years! Think of all the good you’ve done for the kids who get art supplies because you started a movement! I’m proud to be part of your cheering squad! I have done four years of July paintings and I’m so happy to have 124 new paintings in the world because of you. Congratulations!
And they’re off! I painted my first tree today. This year I’ve decided to paint trees every day. I assume it will be less boring than last year’s pears. So many kinds of trees. Plus, I’ve given myself permission to do woods and stuff too, so that will keep things exciting. I have two dentist appointments this month, so I foresee missing a day if…[Read more]
It was so nice to have some friends over this weekend. We stayed outside because it was beautiful, but no masks were required! This has been a wonderful spring. My flowers are beautiful and long lasting because it has been cool. I finished planting my veg garden today. Twenty two tomato plants!
I love crickets and especially katydids. We have so many here in the country. After tonight, we are predicted to get a permanent warm up with no more frost! I’m so glad I will be able to get some things in the gardens. I had to cover some things the last few nights to protect them from freezing. I’m tired of it. Are you guys still staying home,…[Read more]
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