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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Meandering Sketches

I sketched out on the porch this morning.  It was 76 degrees and very muggy.  Time for us to get out of the heat.

This painting, Mountain Scene, acrylic on Pastelbord, 11 x 14 inches, beckons from near Nelson in British Columbia.  We won't get that far west, but in the area around the Great Lakes there will be lots of water and beautiful trees.  You go around a curve and have to stop to see the "most beautiful" vista.  Then around another curve and, "No, wait, this is the more beautiful!"   We are looking forward to the cool weather and revisiting some old haunts.

I sketched out on the porch this morning in the big book, Micron 05, for Scavenger Hunt 454 http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1406899
Number 11, landscape - toward our more westerly lake/pond
Number 12, too big to fit in the car - the trailers and Gene's shed

My mind has been meandering all around.  My body seems to procrastinate about getting ready for our trip even though my mind says, "Get with it!"  You know I am the queen of procrastination.

Our internet is still so intermittent as well.  We need to update apps, etc., and it won't stay on very long.  Goes off and comes back which is OK for reading stuff and posting, but not for downloading or watching any sort of video.  Guess we will try the satellite again when we get back from our trip.  It is very expensive.  That is what you get living in the boonies.  Scattered internet and phone service.  We are half a mile from cable which is supposedly not great anyway.  At the end of wireless phone service.  Landline phone is available but we are too far from the box to get DSL.  Don't we have it rough?

Trade offs, right?  We have beautiful views, a beautiful, comfortable home.  Good neighbors that aren't too close.  Out of town but close enough to go to Austin for "culture" or hospitals.  Lots of music and local restaurants.

Mind, quit meandering!  Body get to work!


Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

I think I would go insane with out or fibre connection :p

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, yes, we are so connected now. We stayed 2 or 3 nights in a place last year with no phone or internet. Strange ....... We used to think nothing of it.

Bag Blog said...

It's been so hot here, I might pack and come with you. No procrastination here!

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, we could squeeze you in! We will be as close as Dallas before we turn east!

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill


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