Saturday, May 28, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Finished two books recently at completely different ends of the spectrum. The Paris Wife by Paula Mclain a novel based on historical facts on Ernest Hemingway's first wife. Good, but you gotta wonder if any of the spouses of those famously flawed writers of that period were happy. Egotistical messes is what I call them... Second book (or tome I should say - 807 pages!) was A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin. This one was at Heather's recommendation. I'm not normally into science fiction fantasy but this is very, very good - although word of warning - graphic and intense done in medieval times. This is the series that's been running on HBO - watching that next.
I'm busy painting every day right now - have great incentive. I'm the guest artist for July at the coop art gallery in CB. The call came out of the blue, and I need to have enough paintings to fill up a wall. Oooh, swish that brush, squeeze those paint tubes.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Saw the first deer at Star Mt. yesterday and four more were in our woods this morning. It's great they're coming back but whoops, my daffodils are just now forming buds. Maybe the deer won't notice...
And in anticipation of the summer to come, we have ordered a tent. Oh, yes, we are going to try camping. I can't believe I'm excited about this, after nixing that as an option for a million years. (I think it might have been 1974 when we last did this). Now this is not days of backpacking carrying your own gear camping (I'm not that crazy) but taking the Rock, aka the jeep, and bouncing up to out of the way places with beautiful vistas. Should be lots of fun - I'll let you know...