Second Day of Rest

5/10/14 Saturday in Port Clinton, OH (Erie Islands-ROD)

Even before breakfast we started working to get the slides in, but first I asked John to put the D/S up on blocks because we were extending our jacks to their limit and still not level. John was not happy with my request, but he tried anyway. The upshot is that once we put the rear left on blocks the D/S slide was too tight to comfortably take out, so we went back to no blocks and super extended jacks.

Another day of rest: TV, computer, reading. I finished a great book: “On Wings of Eagles” by Ken Follett. It’s the true story of a determined company owner (Ross Perot) and a group of largely corporate business men who got a couple of their compatriots out of an Iranian jail, then out of Iran when their revolution occurred (1978). Very suspenseful. Gorgeous day to be outside so we did manage a walk. They have fun birds here. We saw herons flying over us that I didn’t get photos of, but I did get these on our walk.

ducks geese 1 swans 1 a swans 1 swans 2 swans 3


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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