Storm Consequences Lead to Unintended Blog Break

4/4/14 Friday Arley, AL (Hidden Cove-TT/MA)

We knew that a big storm would happen overnight but I forgot to check all the windows so one was left open. Of course, that’s the windowsill where I keep my laptop computer. Early in the dark of morning, as I was wondering why this storm seemed so much louder than usual (big wind gusts as well), I thought maybe I left some window open? Dashing into our living room I found that one window open, sick to realize that the water was all over our playing cards, my papers and computer. After shutting it I unplugged my laptop, got it to a dryer place, dried the windowsill, spread the papers then crawled back into bed. When we got up that morning I found all sorts of water draining out of my computer whenever I picked it up to wipe different areas so I figured it may well have water inside. I took out the battery and set it aside to dry, with a little help from a fan. Justin suggested I simply let it set for several days, thus without my laptop I couldn’t blog.

We spent the morning playing cards (we found a couple new decks) with one another, then the afternoon talking with our new friends Connie and Wyann. We’re all leaving Saturday.

 

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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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