Anyway, it's late August and I woke up needing to run to the bathroom. And after that, I needed drops in my eyes. The August trots and itchy eyes. It must have been the peaches.
I am trying to make my life simpler and nicer. Doing good things for others and for myself. Yesterday was my first venture into the world of "experiences" offered by the college art museum here in Town. A "drawing workshop" in the drawing exhibit which covers hundreds of years of work. By reservation and ticket only.
The workshop consisted of a brief outline of "what to do", two pencils, paper and a clip board. A docent at the museum offered to get me a chair. I must look like I need a chair? I did a drawing of a portrait by Henry Matisse (1935) and a segment of a pencil still life by Marsden Hartley from 1939.
The instructor promised to stop by each of the participants as we worked for some coaching etc. I never got to meet her. She spent most of her time chatting with the museum curator.
The best part of the evening was when I went to pick up my two drawings from the floor (where we were told to "exhibit" them) and another participant said "I like yours (the still life) better than the original". I said thank you and burst out laughing. And then I returned my pencils and clipboard and went home.
Life here at my house is hardly quiet. The Blue Angels are in Town for the weekend and the jets are screaming over my house most of the afternoon. At times it seems like they might crash nearby, they are so low. I live 6000 feet from the end of the runway. When we first moved here, 26 years ago, the trees weren't as tall. My son and I sat out on the yard and watched as the Angels flew over us. I took pictures with my old Nikon. In the pictures you can see the pilot's heads. That close to us. They still fly the same paths. Only the trees block most of the view except when all four scream right over the middle of my street........lord, I am always sure they are going to crash. Flying so low.
We have a retired four or five star admiral (6th Fleet) living in the adjoining Town. The Blue Angels fly over his salt water farm, upside down as a tribute to him whenever they are in Town (which seems like every other year). Really low and then up into that open formation. He was Top Gun of his "class". And a very very nice guy. I know his mother.
I picked two nice sized green peppers yesterday for G's kabobs. I usually wait for them to turn red. But they are edible in either color. I also made him some steamed rice. I had his dinner ready for the grill before leaving for my drawing experience.
I pressed (with the long missing iron) fabrics and cut 2.5 inch squares and now I have the stacks of six colors set up and ready for assembly of little four patch blocks. I have way too much pink. I had to dig in containers in the attic to find more blue and yellow and green. (depression era prints). I plan to sew them together by hand. To keep myself "busy".
I have a 7 day book checked out from the library and only 4 days left to read it. The Lying Game by Ruth Ware. Into The Woods was good. The Woman in Cabin 10 not so much. So we'll see.