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!