Saturday, August 25, 2018

State Fair - Day Two for Sue

It's the Saturday day of two days of Metro Sketchers and anybody else to draw and paint the Minnesota State Fair!

Heading in EARLY as to snag a bus ride there from a Park and Ride. Heard stories of two hour waits on thursday. Shortage of drivers. Really. 

So - on to the adventures and people and experiences that await!!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Minn. State Fair

Today this morning the plan is to head for The Fair
Not as early as the showers and the workers and the "normal" people 
Who just want to BE THERE when the gates open

But early enough
To get good parking
At a nearby Park and Ride

There are four
To use 
In nine days

The backpack has
chocolate and nuts
and water
and sketchbooks
and stuff for writing and painting

And some money
And my driver's license

And a small book
the Buddhist monk
Thich Nhat Hanh

And batteries
the Sony Walkman

The day
will be
what it is

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Pastels and Goofing Off

In July the Lake Country Pastel Society held its annual potluck and paint out in a Minneapolis suburb park.

This is me playing with bits and pieces found on the ground.

Fred Somers took the photograph.

I had to leave early as to sneak in an outdoor concert by the Minnesota Orchestra in Hudson, Wisconsin.

It wasn't a great drawing, but it was a lovely day in a wonderful setting with good folks nearby.

We are so lucky and grateful to have so many wonderful cultural opportunities in this part of the upper midwest.

I do not take this for granted.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tiny Bits of an O.K. Day

* Black swallowtail and monarch butterfly in the zinnias.
*Listened to part of Green Bay Packers vs Pittsburgh Steelers pre-season football game while semi-relaxing in  the hammock.
* Good chats with folks at Our Community Kitchen breakfast.
* Kitchen table is more cleared than less cleared.
* Prepared today for Possible Adventure tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Just Trying to Type

Making Hearts for 2018 Heart Project. Yay.

Treat. Luxury.

This afternoon, in another attempt to not forget to enjoy the use of Summer I took time off from bears and such to read ten pages of a Wendell Berry book. 

While in our lovely patio hammock.

Classical music helped joy up the air.
Hot tea was nearby.

This should not be a rare deal.
It is.

Luxury would be deciding to do a thing until not wanting to do it anymore.

I know of few pals who can do this.

It is an odd goal now.

But today is not a day for such doings.
Back to production work on greeting card designs.

I am blessed/lucky to be able to do what I choose to do for a living.
But Time is a tricky beast, and I need to learn more of its ways.

Best of Luck with your minutes. And on to the hours that we still count as ours.

Perhaps an hour spent with a bunny?

Friend Laura R-S is kindly allowing me to play with her images.
Now to find the time.....


Monday, August 13, 2018

How Many Times Can One Re-Begin?

The brain wants to be A Blogger, but the brain makes excuses.

Writing can be be exciting, but also something that sometimes feel pointless.

That should NOT be an excuse.
It is time to start doing the mental chin-ups again.

                           Here we go again. One?