i won't be surprised if you don't - i'm having a hard time remembering me as well, the me i was a few months ago all chatty and outgoing. this me is very quiet and reflective. when it comes to communicating via blog, facebook, phone, letter, she wishes she could communicate by ESP, not have to use words at all, but still no luck on that front. why it feels so hard to make contact with the outside world sometimes, i don't understand. i just observe it in myself, especially in the autumn. fighting it doesn't help either, i just go, go, go with the flow.
what have I been up to you might wonder? well i've been busy preparing for teaching my three classes at Portland Art and Soul - I leave tomorrow and aside from packing clothes and some incidental am ready. Of course I could spend another month getting ready, trying to get everything perfect, more and better of everything, but that mode is no fun at all and makes my head spin. so, it's good enough, as my dear walter would say, i can relax.
My friend made me the most beautiful easel and delivered it a couple weeks ago. We bartered: an easel for a painting. I'm starting on that when i get back from Portland. He is a talented artist and fine woodworker.
notice the beautiful wooden knob...all the knobs are like that. i promised him that he would remain anonymous as he doesn't want any more requests for his handmade easels - he made 3 last month for us friends who either heard or saw what he made and wanted one too. he doesn't say no well. I'm also going to start painting bigger now that i have the easel. neck pain be gone!
other places i've been, things i've seen:
the most beautiful night time sky
her dog lucy was there to witness the entire event
the last fragrant blooms of the season
I will try to be better in keeping in touch when i get back - wishing you the joy of autumn breezes and harvest moons. thank you for stopping by...