Very Cold Day Projects

3/25/14 Tuesday Arley, AL (Hidden Cove-TT/MA)

Yes, I am cleaning the fridge this morning and cleaning house in the afternoon. I also managed to post to our blog and get some laundry washing. After lunch we went to Arley (5 miles away) to make our phone calls, get some milk and pick up mail. So glad we weren’t traveling today (so windy) or have to be outside (so cold). John helped with lifting our boxes of food. We watched some taped TV shows as I was cleaning. It felt SO good to have accomplished those chores. It felt SO good to enjoy a clean, non-iced up refrigerator and a shiny clean house.

We rested that late afternoon and evening with TV (tapes on DVR) and I had a nap. Note: I never needed a nap the last 2 days we’ve traveled! I’m sure it’s largely because I’m feeling less stressed. Finally.

The high today was 44 degrees with wind chill making it feel like 36 degrees.

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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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