Creating Good Times Out Of a Hot Humid Day

9/2/13 Monday at Jefferson, OH (Kenisee Lake-TT)

VERY humid, hot day. Yuck. Cleaned house while John did moving day projects. Still hot and humid.

Went to the lodge to post the blog, then back home for lunch. Got groceries for our get together tonight. When we got back home, we got our passenger slide in (we had never let the driver’s slide out). So that was a big relief. At about 3 pm we went to see Chuck/Lorraine, playing the dice game 10,000. I won the first, Lorraine won the second and Chuck won the last game. John had some rotten luck. Maybe it was because he used up so much good luck last night!

Time for supper with the Lewis and Clark gang! We gathered around “party central” at Susan and Bill’s place. Jane and George, also from Washington, stopped by, so we invited them to share in the conversation and eats. Susan provided baked spaghetti (the best!) and watermelon. Gail had a box of wine for us. Lorraine brought salad and I contributed French bread and garlic butter. At desert time, we had such choices: baked peach pie (Susan) and berries, yogurt and ice cream to accompany it (Trish).

As it got dark and the bugs started chomping, we said our goodbyes with hugs and handshakes. All in the group except Lorraine/Chuck will be leaving tomorrow and heading West from here.

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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2 Responses to Creating Good Times Out Of a Hot Humid Day

  1. Judy says:

    I hope our much cooler weather has reached you by now. Yesterday (Labor Day) was clearly the first day of fall. Some summer days will pop up yet, though.

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