Journal Entry 07.05.2016
Well, I survived the 4th of July once again… after listening to a barrage of fireworks from the neighbors for hours last night. Can’t say that it is one of my favorite holidays and given the revelations that are coming out in regards to American “his” story, the untold and repressed history, not all Americans are pleased with their country either.
I just got done with another painting session. Now I’m working on three paintings. Working on more than one allows the others to dry, especially since I’m working in oils these days. I do get rather lost in the process of painting and seem to get a lot of paint on a canvas in a hurry.
Here’s my latest stage of the portrait of Artemis:
The bluish tone of the photo is partially due to the poor lighting in my “studio”, the garage.
I’m also still working on my sunrise painting, although any photo I take of it seems to be blurry:
Shaky arm while shooting, I guess… Still, you can see the colors. It’s hard to capture the wonderful sheen created by water bubbles on glistening sand…
And I roughed in a landscape, taken from an early morning scene near Burke’s Beach, Hilton Head Island. I’m not sure why, but I took a ton of photos while at HHI and very few since I’ve been in Florida.
I’ve been waking up feeling very tired, but still manage to get in a morning walk. It’s important to get outside for at least part of the day, the earlier the better, as the temperatures are beginning to heat up into the lower 90’s now in the afternoon.
I’ve been pondering over moving to New Mexico, as I find Florida not very appealing to this Westerner’s eye. Oddly enough, I have a road map of New Mexico in my belongings. It’s something to consider as I don’t really have any roots right now and options are open. Any ideas, Universe?
Meanwhile, I’m taking each day as it comes, refraining on making any decisions right now as apparently I’m still in need of a lot of rest. Walking, painting and some gardening seem to be just right at this moment in time.
I don’t have anything momentous to share and perhaps that is just as well. I have been a bit pompous in some of my presentations in the past. I’m really quite a simple, low-keyed, quiet and reserved person on the surface.
I hope this week finds your dreams beginning to take shape and manifest in your life. From what I’ve been reading and scanning in alternative news, a lot of amazing changes are on the horizon, for this country and many others as well. And the outlook is positive, despite what you might read, hear or see on mass media channels.
Blessings to all,