Pulling the covers over my head

Why has he not been isolated in a hospital or in a facility to evaluate his capacity to carry out his duties for the next 2 weeks or at least have him under continuous psychiatric observation? Maybe they have? To protect the country he should not be left alone ever in his (usual) mental state. and take away his phone! He has deceived his followers, many deluded still continue to make excuses and are fervent supporters,

Is this a part of his mental illness , have others have found themselves able to manipulate him? He thought they loved him so he loved them back disregarding who they are and what they stand for and believe in. So many questions without answers. Who managed it, who put this together??

Makes me want to crawl back in bed and cover my head, all this is depressing

Wishing for A Happier New Year2021For All

Difficult days ahead.

I’m cold, my little space heater isn’t keeping the RV warm so Charley and I are under the covers of my electric blanket, my hands are cold typing here and I have on the big bath robe I bought for $3 at our patio sale a few months ago, need to put on socks.

I haven’t spent much time in the studio lately but I could, a friend gave me a heater he didn’t need and it warms up that space pretty well (great friends I have here) But the studio feels cold, not comfy or inviting and I have most of what I need for painting in here though it gets pretty cramped. I’m using my kitchen cart and have it full of paint, I want to paint something for my son, maybe trees he’s not a fan of the abstract.

My daughters have received my gift place mats, 11 by 14 panels painted and finished with resin. My resin didn’t turn great, got bubbles don’t know why but I’m not having great results with the resin lately. ‘Thanks they are beautiful’ was one response, the other was “we got them thanks” I kinda liked them but we have different appreciation for the abstract. I guess I enjoy the abstract because I really can’t draw worth a damn. I do think that if you saw them at a high end store you would think they are very cool,

alas I am an artist under appreciated by family , when I’m dead will they value my gifts? Are you laughing? I am, just disregard those silly words, I have no greater appreciation for my own work than anyone else.

For me painting is fun, I like combining colors and shapes, sometimes they come together well and other times they don’t, no one is begging me for a painting, I just force them onto family and friends as I don’t have space to keep them all! For example I have this at my entry door and I love it but it’s pretty fierce and not something most would put at their door. Entering guests would know something about you just stepping in seeing this bit of art.

Love my red wall?

By the Way

I gave up on my soaking tub now it sits in my garden not knowing what to do with itself

I hate my email do you?

They accumulate and expect me to give them my time to delete them

I ignore them at my own risk, I have two different emails I’d like to quit them but then how would the important ones about 2% of them find me?

Really a time consuming waste and you can dismiss them but they come right back and bring friends.

A conundrom spell check?

Bien pues

Tweeking the Site

I worked on this all day, its a good challenge for me, to get the stories together with what the menu says you should find on that page. It’s always a mystery when it works and is unrepeatable, thus a day of tweeking. You may find things that are not in order, that will happen, ignore and read on. Have patience with this, in- two- years – 80 woman. That is so unbelievable I can’t say it enough, silly me.

Did I tell you that I bought a TV? Had not owned one in about 10 years, the ads made me crazy and I didn’t want to be influenced by the advertising. I’ve only been able to watch it for a few days because there’s a huge RV between me and the wifi signal, yet I already wonder about needing……………….can’t remember what it was right now but……..so maybe because I can’t remember it is safe for me to watch and not be overly influenced. One good thing comes from being forgetful….

by the way I can read a book and not remember what I read too, it is what it is.

During those several days that I could watch it I didn’t read a single book, very troubling as I often read 2-3 a week.

I’ve ordered an antenna to put high up to catch the signal, should be here next week and see if I can do more with my ipad than play the woody puzzle. Lack of wifi in the park, well everyone in the first row of RV’s have no problem but my situation behind the huge RV is impossible That may explain the fact that I haven’t been writing here lately, that and how busy I keep myself. But winter may be long and cold and I thought a TV would be a good idea and it was very cheap so there it is.

My sister and I tried to use the whatsapp and messenger video yesterday, we are not good at it. Distorted faces, lack of sound and too damn cold to go outside.

we’ll try again some day,

I gave this painting to a friend, she says I captured her state of mind perfectly!

Japanese soaking tub

Tonight was the second time this week I went out to soak in my Japanese soaking tub

I wait until it’s almost dark and climb in hoping I’ll b able to climb out when I’m tired of soaking. The first time I was stealthy and covered but got in nude, which is the logical way to sit soaking but getting out I’m sure my butt was showing there was no one around to admire, nevertheless now i keep my self covered while in the tub.

Tonight the water was a little warmer than I like, the thermameter is odd, with a confusing set of numbers that make no sense neither farihite nor centagrade but I don’t dare put my hand in the check until I take out the heater element. I had dropped in one of these fizzy bath things earlier and was surprised to see I had pink water! I use the water to water my plants, think they’ll get pink?

I’ve been concerned about the tub because after the first use it gets a bit slippery on the sides and bottom and I could just see myself slipping and stuck unable to get out. But now I have the tub close to the side of the RV so I can balance myself better and have something solid to hold onto. Tonight was the second night using the same water and after just moving my feet around I got rid of the slipperyness and had no trouble getting out. The first night I did have trouble getting out but it wasn’t the tub’s fault, I just need to work on my thighs to be able to get myself up easier but I’ve figured out how to manage without calling for help!

I bought a magnetic cover for my studio doorway to keep out flies but my doorway is wider than the door cover. It has a small mesh fabric that I thought to use as the cover for the tub and it works pretty good at keeping out bugs in the water with a tie to hold it

I like to sit in my tub and look around and wonder how I came to this place where I have everything I need, except family, that is the only lack here. I have things to care for that give me a daily routine, water my plants, talk to them and to Charley, I have to walk Charley, if we walk around the park three times that is a mile……..okay I only know that because Becky says so and I haven’t done it three times at the same time yet. I almost wrote, hey, I’m old but remembered my neighbors that walk everyday and he is 90. He and his wife are original hippies and fun to talk to about their experiences over the years of hippy-ness.

I strum my guitar every day though i know i’ll never learn to play it properly. i like to tune it and listen to the sound each string makes as I make my music. My fingers can’t reach to where they must to make real music but i enjoy strumming and making up my tunes.Love my $50 learner guitar made in China.I’m so easy!


Excited by my first sale from the Grape Gallery!

I almost threw the envelope away thinking it was something I had no interest in, something about a spa. Then I remembered that Pelican Spa is the name of Grape Studio company, I’d gotten a notice from this same company with a $15 check for a couple tiles that were sold a week ago. I’d taken the trash out already when this light came on in my head and I retrieved the trash and found a check for $112 for the sale of a painting. The trash was picked up today so if I had not realized my error in time I would not have known I had a sale. Funny thing, I’m not sure which of the paintings sold, they were named, this one called Cheer-1 I think it must be this painting. What a pleasure to know it will hang in someones home.

I gave away two paintings to a couple that was leaving the park to live in a different state where they bought a home, they were very generous to me, they gave me that beautiful leather chair I have in my studio, a step that has helped me to safely step up into my RV, and a fence for Charley. Good people.

Time for me to start painting seriously, I’ve been stuck on doing much of the same style, abstract stuff and sent them to family and some gifted in the park, I think I am over it now.

Check out that painting in black and white, That is a color modification of a painting by my camera setting on noir, I’d tried to over paint a painting in black and white but was not successful .

I was painting using chalk paint, very interesting, vibrant colors flat!

These are the other paintings at the gallery.