Happy Friday!

I am packing and repacking in preparation for a long overdue vacation. I’m heading to the beach with my girlfriends. No husbands allowed. Well, two of us don’t have husbands and don’t care.

My biggest challenge right now is making sure that I don’t over pack. I just want to have one bag to keep up with. Just. One.

I can do it!

Happy Independence Day!

I hope you spend this day in funtime pursuits, whatever they are. Most people take this whole week off if they can afford it. Some factories close down during this week for maintenance.

I totally forgot that July is watercolor month. Its probably #somethingelse month. I can’t keep up. I might post some watercolors this month. If I remember. Ha.

How to Celebrate World Watercolor Month

Simple. Just do a simple (or other) watercolor and post it online with hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth

Simple as that.

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I’ve had to shut down the comments section because of spam. Evidently people think it’s great to leave a billion links to random things in the comment section. For what reason I can’t imagine. Anyway.

Downtown Huntsville

I am going to be at the Art Walk downtown on the square tomorrow night. I hope there is a good turnout. We most definitely will not be there as early as we were last month. We got there early to set up three hours before it started, which made for a long night. But its always fun.

Getting loose

Trying for looser brush strokes. Being an illustrator for so many years made me admire the painterly brush strokes of others’ work.

If you like primitive art google images of artist Lucy Hunnicutt. Her work is marvelous. I painted her dog Birdy


There is a groundhog burrow under my studio. I’m not worried, its on a slab. I don’t like having one this close to the house so I am looking at non lethal remedies. I just want him/it to move elsewhere.

Life in the country. I need a good outside dog.

Crank calls

Or…playing around with telemarketers…

Today it was some Asian guy from Microsoft. Allegedly. I have to say that for legal purposes.

My husband’s latest pastime is screwing with the robocallers. Since we’re “older” we get a lot of calls from people offering us deals on security systems and gadgets that call emergency services in case we fall and can’t get up.

What he does is put them on hold. He acts like he is going to get something. Today it was “Let me turn on my computer….”

The callers eventually hang up.

Hubby actually has called some back and put them on hold again. I told him to stop doing that. It’s actually illegal. Harassing Communications. Not that this is actionable.

This is what retirees do for fun. The ones who don’t have hobbies.

Saturday notes

I never feel alone. I have an adoring audience. Two pair of eyes on me all of the time….plus a husband lurking around somewhere. 

I still haven’t made the move to the big studio space across the drive and might not until fall. Waiting for a handyman to materialize is part of the equation. He did come fix some issues that had on the exterior of the building. I’m thankful for that. I might just do a lot of the inside work myself. I did the original work so it might be better if I do the remodel too. I had dreams of being more of an observer this time. Oh well. I can do it.