Friday, August 20, 2010


The summer is passing quickly and soon it will be September - the earth is moving on its axis and already we can see a difference in the angle and intensity of the light (don't get me wrong though - it is still brutally hot!) This morning when I awoke at about 6am, I looked out our bedroom window to the east and saw Orion in all of his glory. We are going through a drought period now but one positive to that is being able to see the stars so clearly. Orion is my favorite constellation - I always feel good when I can see him up there in the sky guarding over me.
And now for something totally different - BINGO tonight at - it will be at 10om edt but you need to have a sign on set up and also to have selected your bingo words from the list on the forum and pm'd them to whoever is the official Bingoer (probably Cassie or Kelly, but I know that the instructions are in the forum). I will be drinking tea to stay awake long enough to join in the fun so be sure to check it out - it's lots of fun and also we will be having a Fall Haul crop on Sept 17th and 18th - lots of great challenges, games, and prizes!!!!!!!
This week I attended a 3day watercolor workshop with Pat Weaver, a national watercolor artist and teacher. It was so incredibly inspiring - I learned how much I have to learn - it was a little depressing by the end of the 2nd day but after some positive results on Wed, I came away feeling renewed and committed to my pursuit of art. Yesterday afternoon I spent a couple of hours drawing cats, and then last night I had the strangest dream - at one point in the dream, my cat Hana was making friends with what looked like a stockier version of her but when the animal trotted over to me, I realized that it was a dog that had been trimmed to look like a cat - WOOOOOOOOOOO - maybe I should cut back on drawing cats! LOL!!!!!!!
Thanks for reading and have a super day - I will be back on the weekend with some photos of things that I have been working on.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Omygosh!! Another Chris/Julie moment...Orion is my fave too!!! WOW!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):) Glad you loved your class...and that is one funny dream!!! Maybe you should paint dogs get your mind off the cats and the dreams that comes with it! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Anonymous said...

That photo is gorgeous Chris! OOOOOH, how I love sunlight through curtains!!! I'm glad you learned and enjoyed the watercolor workshop (and you know that learning goes with ups and downs and pain... but you learn most when you experience all that you know... It means it really goes deep and that you do it with all your heart!) I wish you a beautiful weekend!

deana said...

Did you have wine before going to bed? LOL!

Have a great weekend, Chris! :-)

Hanneke said...

Know what you mean, the lights are changing her as well!!! But we don't have your hot weather though!! Can't believe it's almost September and summer is almost over!!
Can't wait to see your work!!
Have a wonderfull weekend!!

kim c said...

now THAT was a weird dream. can't wait to see your new watercolor skills. and all i want to say is...goodbye summer.

sarah said...

today is hot over here too... :( i'm not complaining though because we don't have to deal with humidity!

i was noticing the night sky last night not too long ago either. it's absolutely GORGEOUS. i love that it changes throughout the year. :)

happy monday!

EverydayMe said...

love the photo... and I agree with Deana... did you have wine before bed??? keep cool... {{hugs}} Michelle

Jeanet said...

It's getting colder here, you can smell and feel autumn coming!Love your story...maybe you do have to cut back in drawing cats ;)