Wednesday, December 01, 2010
I need to locate my large set of colored pencils. I am using the 12 pencil Prang now, because I wanted to eliminate a great deal of art supplies during the last few months (when I did very little colored pencil work). Time to bring back the 100 pencil set. Prismacolor. And the Neocolor crayons. OR I could just move my journal down to the work room (where everything is stored in a cupboard) and have everything out littering the table top. A great jumble of art supplies at my fingertips. 24/7. Fascinating. Sort of a "real" artist's work area.
G has gone to get his haircut and manicure. He loves having his nails done (in a manly sort of way) and his hands are on display all day at the front counter of his restaurant. So, it makes him feel more confident. The first time I suggested a manicure he wasn't all that sure he wanted to have one. Now, I never have them. After years of having my nails done every 4 weeks, I have gone to clipping them as short as possible to eliminate as much dirt under the nails from work. And, at Christmas, my hands are covered in dirt and pine pitch.
When G returns we will take Riley for his walk in the woods and then I think we will use most of a tank of $3 gas and drive to Portland and visit the art supply store, Trader Joe's if we can find a spot to park, and perhaps Whole Foods. Because it will be cold in the car, we may just get take out from our favorite restaurant and reheat it at home. Traveling with a dog is tricky in winter.
I started reading my new Wolfe book "The Taken"last night but my eyes got very tired at 9:30 and I fell asleep and woke at 1:30, let Riley out/in and went to bed. I have a white load of laundry in the washer and that's about all I have done so far today. I need to be dressed and ready to walk when G returns. I have some red and yellow Mickey Mouse tulips I need to plant. Special price so I just had to buy them.