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Bermuda Cove 7-19-09

Was going to title this post.  F*ck, f*ck, f*ck.  Seemed like one of those days.

Went to class after not being there for a few weeks and the sketch I had worked on for quite a while went missing.  I looked all over, but it was gone.  Disappeared.  This is the 2nd time this has happened. It was what I  had planned on painting, and now I had to switch gears and do something else.   Made me very cranky.

So instead  I worked from a photo one of my classmates had taken when she went to Bermuda.  Felt very frustrated painting it. What I want to do is not what comes out on the paper.   Grrrrrrrrrr.   Some of you out there make it look so easy.  (I’M TALKING TO YOU S.Q.)

I think I like it better cropped like this:

Bermuda cove cropped 7-19-09

If only we could just crop out the parts of life we don’t like.  I would crop out my job, those extra damn pounds, the clutter in the back room…

Snip, snip, snip.

Wow,  what a week this will be.  Today is the winter solstice!  And tonight starts the eight nights of  Hanukkah.  December 23rd is Festivus (for the rest of us).  I particularly like the “airing of grievances”.  Then of course there’s Christmas, followed by Kwanzaa.  I will celebrate them all.  Why not!

waves-in-st-croix-12-21-08-finished

Since it’s the first day of winter as well, I thought it would be best to finish the St. Croix beach scene.  It’s been treacherous out there.  My poor sister and her family got stuck in traffic trying to get to the airport to fly to Alaska and missed the flight.  The flight was actually ON TIME.  Never, in the history of JFK, has a flight been on time during a snowstorm, but this one was!!!  Go figure.  But they all made to safely to Alaska and I have their dog.  I am holding him for ransom.   I haven’t decided yet what I will ask for his safe return, but I’m working on it. So with my dog and my sister’s dog, I have about 170 lbs of dog in my 950 square foot apartment.   That’s about 5 1/2 lbs per square foot.  And the aroma of wet dog fills the air when we all come back in after a walk in the snow and sleet and rain.  Are you sure you want to visit Jim?

Whatever holiday you celebrate, may it be a joyous one.  I have to go dry off wet dogs.

Image size is approx 19″ x 12 1/2 ” on arches watercolor paper 22″ x 15″

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