Catching Up

Haven’t written for awhile, don’t know why, just busy living I suppose.

I have a leak in my RV roof, haven’t been able to find anyone to help me fix it so I did the next best thing and did it myself.

I didn’t think I could get up to the roof but found I could climb that ladder and it wasn’t as hard as I thought, or scary. Wish I’d gotten a picture to scare my kids with but no-one was around. I used a shower liner and some special tape to hold it down, so far so good, no leak. More permanent fix is needed and the ceiling inside the rv one area should be replaced but now is covered with fabric I am a make-do champion.

My garden has had a really rough time this year, too much heat and wind, I lost everything I had in pots but the garden may recover if we stop having 100 +degree days. I have them shaded with a plastic tablecloth in hopes of survival. last year my flowers did better but the garden worse harvesting only a couple small vegetable………….things, Tomorrow it will be 100.

I’ve been painting using the pour style, what a mess.

I thought I’d quit doing it because you waste so much paint. You must make multiple cups of paint that must be about the same viscosity, then dump them into another cup layering the paint and then use one of several different methods of adding it to a canvas or your choice of substrates and spin it until you like the effect, while the paint splashes everywhere.

I thought to quit making this mess but I had lunch with some friends at a small cafe near here and noticed a large empty wall. I thought that maybe they would like some art for their walls This is a very small community cafe that did well during the pandemic with take out and has been able to freshen up their cafe. I went to find out and found it closed for a short vacation but the store next door, which I though was owned by the same family was open and I asked the owner about it. He is not the owner of the cafe but said I could paint a mural on his outside wall. Hmmm why not? Maybe when it cools down a bit might be fun.

Anyway I had these paintings in my car and was headed into town for groceries and thought I’d stop at the gallery to see what she thought of these poured paintings, though I said I didn’t think they were gallery material.

She loved them! She wanted to buy one of them immediately ! So I left her with 7 oval paintings. Personally I don’t like them so much but other people seem to so I guess I’ll make some more. They don’t photograph well to add here, they are actually pretty cool, you can see what you want to see, the earth, the seas, creation, if you don’t like it one way you can just turn it. I could only find photos of these ,I made 8 and today made 4 more, she wants to sell them for $70, I said okay because they are sold in a gallery, but I would ask for just 35 myself! They are a lot of work, messy messy work!

End of story now I don’t have anything to offer the cafe……yet.

My voice mail was full,

I didn’t know how to empty it until a friend said she called herself to empty it and so I called myself

40 messages waiting to be heard.

I listened to messages sent a year ago. Sorry!

What does one do to apologize after all this time?

There were no junk messages just family and friends trying to say Hello.

and I wonder why no one calls me!

My voice mail is squeaky clean now

call me.

Second shot is a doozy and my new Life Plan

Got it yesterday at walmart my arm was a bit more sore than the first covid shot but today! I ache all over and can’t get warm enough chills and now bladder pain which had been under good control. Not complaining, just a comment, happy. to be among those lucky. to get the immunization we all need at some point. Glad I have the soft comfy bathrobe my daughter sent me and my afgan my other daughter made for me. I am a lucky woman, all the same I feel like &^%$ today.

I’m making some changes in my life and it’s about time! I’ve been a news-oholic forever and now I have the apple app that for $10 a month you get dozens of news sources and I was watching all of them especially of late, instead of reading something worth my time. You also get magazines. I’m going to delete all the news and just keep some magazines. I’m also quitting all social media. I’ll keep this blog for now.

Why do I think I should do this? I’m wasting too much time and time is getting shorter. I want to use my time better and rid myself of stressful. and nonsensical information that has little or no value to me.

I want to think deeper.I want to paint better, I want to read better literature.

I’ll keep the TV for movies that are uplifting rather than rude violent or just plain stupid and watch my Great Courses that I’ve subscribed to and haven’t finished watching.

I want to be a better friend, a better mother, a better sister, A better granma, I want to feel better, I want to be my best self

Of course I could do all that without making these changes, but would I? could I ? I’m hoping that by writing this down here now I will expect my self to honor my plan, to be frugal and watch my diet, decrease sugar…..except for chocolate and wine and drink more water!

Is it the fever talking?

SOLD

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!