Birding, Travel

ATGNI Redux

As I mentioned last week, I am leaving for vacation within a couple of weeks. It’s long anticipated and also, right now, pretty expensive. Because, folks, I bought a new camera. Again. To be fair, it’s been over three years since my last new camera. I’ve liked it. I’ve used it. It’s certainly capable of good photos, but it has…

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Painting

Preparing for “there”

You know how they say that bad things happen in threes? Let me tell you a story and you can tell me if you think I’m done. Monday I received a notice from the Oregon Unemployment Department (more about this later) that I had an unemployment claim in. Someone is using my information to try to scan unemployment. Much form…

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Painting

I feel ya’

I had a pretty productive week on the painting front. Not because I was disciplined or anything like that. But I did get a little surge of inspiration. Inspiration 1 On Tuesday, a work friend (I work with awesome people) put on Facebook that she had to say good bye to her heart horse, Smoke, at 32 years old (this…

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Painting

Overloaded with thoughts

I have a theory about the human mind. A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go on overload and blow up. ~ Erma Bombeck As you might infer from the title, I have a lot on my mind. Some of it is relevant, most is not. But I…

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Painting

A smorgasbord of art

A few of you may have noticed that I didn’t post last week. My intentions were good, and it certainly wasn’t from any lack of inspiration. Time was the limiting factor. Today, I still have a lot to do, so this post will have a random flavor that’s necessary to recap that last two weeks. Thursday – April 8 After…

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Painting

No story

I have done many things this weekend, some productive, some less so. Early into the weekend, I figured out that creating a complicated painting was not going to be one of them. I just didn’t have it in me to tell a big story. Fortunately, I was able to use some of my Roaring 20’s challenges for April to get…

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Painting

foozled

Foozle: [ foo-zuhl ] verb (used with or without object) – to bungle; play clumsily. Trying to come up with a way to start this blog post, I was looking at the various dictionary/thesaurus sites and came across this word in a prior “word of the day” entry. Not only is it a good word, fun to say, I think it’s…

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Painting, Pets

Just put a happy little dog in it…

After a long week where my main focus was overcoming the stomach malady reported in my last post, I entered the weekend happily, but with a full schedule. Key was entered in two “element” trails over the weekend and between the drive over (1 hour), trial, and drive back, my afternoons were shot. Thus, between food prep, house cleaning, and…

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Painting

Chicken soup and ginger ale

As I said in my last post, it was a busy and stressful week. As punishment, last night I came down with some unspecified stomach bug. I’m a little nauseous, light-headed, achy, and very cranky. I’ve forced down some chicken soup and taken it very easy today, but I can’t say I’m feeling too much better. I think at least…

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