Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The crickets were already chirping by the time I dragged myself to Rebecca's last night. The constant throb of people, phones, meetings, musts were so intense that it took a while before I could relax enough to THINK about painting. I sat on Rebecca's porch, enclosed and screened from the persistent mosquitoes, and sketched the view from the window. By the time I had begun to apply the final touches of paint, not even the light on the porch was strong enough to discern the values. So I cleaned up my corner, retreated to my bedroom, and added a dash or two of color to make the needed value adjustments.
Today promises to be another busy one with a late night meeting out of town to which we're taking the students. I hope to paint during lunch or find a quiet 30 minutes away from phones so I can get in a sketch! LOL
Our lecture series brochure and offerings have been positively received, and already our trips and tours are full -- almost a YEAR away from some of the events! I'm elated -- ! This week, we're off to do a few agri-tourism tours and lunches, and our vans have only a seat or two remaining. The weather promises to be good.....
My granddaughter starts kindergarten this morning. My gracious, I remember the day she was born, rocking her through bouts of colic, watching her take her first steps -- can she be 5 years old already???
I'll be thinking of her all day ...