I closed the curtains and painted all day. My heart was full of sadness. I thought of George Floyd and the picture of the policeman aiming a gun near a little black boy who was on the shoulders of, probably his daddy. The sadness has lingered and my body aches from the hours of painting, but the day was full of challenges like how do I make a bird’s wing ethereal looking. With the death of George Floyd comes an email from a friend, The Irish Blessing – over 300 churches sing a blessing over Ireland.
12:07 am – eyes pop open, wide awake
Must be about 5 am.
It’s 12:07 am. I lie there
Composing a post for my blog
Then, another and another
What time is it?
Cell phone says 3:14 am
Take a screen shot
Ha ha it came out all black
In England it is 4,5,6, – eight hours difference
11 am. Time to get up.
So here I am at the computer composing a post for my blog
Too early for that
Time for breakfast
Shall I go to the Farmers Market today?
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I need to change printer orientation of images in these two piles.
The small image of the cafe in Rome is too small.
This is how I am going about figuring out where to put my images in the book. I’ve watched that big blue chair go through many phases. People climb up in the chair for pictures, but sometimes it is ribboned off, probably a liability issue for the owners of the chair.
Waking up early I thought of the Milky Way in the summer sky. The night before our family was identifying constellations on a warm night in Southern France. What could I draw on? I found some newspapers near the fireplace. Using a stick and some India Ink I sketched how I remembered the sky. This morning I was looking through some of my photographs and came across this one. Posting this image today seems apropos.
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We are so lucky here, in San Francisco. We had no tickets – no reservations. We just walked down to the water at the spur of the moment and watched America’s Cup World Series. Yes, there were crowds, but there was room enough to be right next to the water, the boats sailing right past us. Oracle Team USA and Energy Team France were strong, fast and beautiful to watch. I didn’t know much about what was going on, but there was a good wind, the boats were fast and everyone was having a good time.
Carla’s and Megan’s Blog will be back. We still have a little more to say. Right, Megan?
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