WEEK 15: "SOMETHINGS"
Original Blog Post: March 6, 2018
This week I am trying Something Old and Something New.
I made a pretty great trade with Peter and swapped him the manly sports watch that I won in the First Annual Hot Wheels Christmas Extravaganza for the Samsung tablet that he won at a food show. My Something New is to learn how to use it. This morning I thought that I was very clever when I downloaded a Word app to compose my blog on. I don't feel very clever this evening though because now I can't figure out how to get it from one device to the other and when I tried to copy and paste it showed up here in a very strange digital language that doesn't make sense ...and so I am trying to rewrite as I type.
It's funny how that kind of task seems to come as second nature to people born after 1990. I was born in 1960 and I miss paper. I am truly dragging my heels into electronic technology. Next month our site will move to electronic charting. Terrifying!
My "Something Old" is revisiting a favorite photo of a favorite thing in a favorite place. I chose a familiar theme because in the last couple of weeks I have been stepping outside of my comfort zone in the studio. I craved the comfort of painting rocks, water, and trees. So I am back to one of my favorite sea stacks at Fleming Island. I've painted it before and will probably paint it again. I also went out for my first paddle of the year today; on the Fraser around Crescent Island with my beat-up old thermos full of tea.
As in paddling, also in painting, I can still go back to a familiar place and find inspiration.
Do brides still do "Somethings" at weddings these days? You might notice that the painting has a few" Somethings Blue".
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