Hello World! It is September 28, 2021 and you have made it to see another day. In my last post I mentioned that Fall wasn’t something I ever noticed here in the CV but dang that Mother Nature as she is making me eat my words. Right now it is 6:15 AM and it is 65 sexy degrees! (I think bundling up in winter clothes is sexy!) At this moment, the air conditioner is silent and there is only one fan turning in our living room. Just like heaven. The temps have made it perfect to work in the kitchen and I have been happily cooking more. This really is the best time of year here in the valley.
There has been a definite change in season and I can feel it. Mentally, my whole being feels lighter or should I say cooler. We survived another summer here in the Coachella Valley and I am sure we are stronger for it. There is a definite change in both of our temperaments. We seem to be laughing and smiling more. Season feels like Spring time. The sky seems bluer in the morning and the smells of the Salton Sea are faint and mostly you don’t notice it. The landscape is transitioning from brown to green. We truly have the jigsaw puzzle landscapes.
This morning I spent time in our studio. It has been almost three months since I have spent more than a few minutes up there. It felt great arranging all my supplies and such. I even worked on my self portrait.
Just when I think I am done with it, I change something else, like the nose . Sometimes I think that I should view or watch some acrylic painting tutorials but I just can’t. I paint because it is relaxing and something that I had always wanted to try. I am not doing it for “likes” or “follows” but I do love sharing my creations so that my kids can see what I am doing. Maybe I can inspire them to get creative. I have shared progress “REELS” that I have posted to the IG account for this blog showing progress in what ever I may be working on. Here is one that I did for my self portrait.
It has been fun going through photos trying to figure out what to sketch next. My crazy brain wants to piece together different guitar players and drummers and bass players. (Insert evil laughter here.)
Really though, I need to finish organizing the SD cards of all the photos that I have taken in the past few years. It is time to get back to that schedule that I was on early last Spring. You know, I was exercising five mornings a week and painting and writing…With the cooler temps I am sure that it will be easier to remain on the task of organizing the photos. Lately, I have been refraining from taking photos and probably the reason I have been practicing drawing and painting. (Procrastinating Skill Level 100!) However, I did pull out my camera a few days ago because there was a dragonfly that kept buzzing around me.
So, not much going on and really, that is great thing as I am sure my body needs the quiet time. In a few weeks Hubby will be playing with the Ghosts of Kelso and hopefully there will be more gigs in the months to come. More reason to be glad that we are all vaccinated. My back has noticed the difference from all the walking we did in the past weekend and I don’t seem as stiff as I have been.
Thank you dear reader, where ever you are at this moment. May your week be full of joy and happiness. Hugs to you and you and especially YOU!