Project Morning, Relaxing Afternoon, Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

8/19/14 Tuesday in Lebanon,PA (Hershey-TT)

I cleaned house while John pulled everything out of his largest basement bay. When I finished I joined him in considering what we might throw out or give to a yard sale. It was very little. Since he found lots of moisture in the bay we left everything out for the day, so heat, wind and sunshine could take care of the wet. It looked like we brought the moisture in via wet objects so hopefully that’s the right assumption. We also discussed John’s thought of buying a Class B and using condos for the time we needed a break. In the end we discounted that idea. Our friends Betty/Dale drove up and found a spot nearby. As they got settled we headed inside for our fun lunch of black eyed pea soup (the last) and sandwiches. Then we went outside to lay on our large chairs and wait for Betty/Dale, thus falling into a lovely nap time.

Perfect timing, our friends were settled outside so I joined them. John had some business to attend to then he joined us too. Great afternoon of green, serene surroundings and informative conversation. Cool how much we have in common.

For our evening I got watching the “Breaking Bad” tapes. Unfortunately only one of this batch was good. All those after it were just a still image (sometimes for the whole hour). I’m sure DISH was experiencing some issue. Oh well, there are more important things in life and I had actually seen those episodes before.

In 2009 another great experience we had was at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire so here are images from that time. This year it is being held Aug 2-Oct 26 Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day Monday. They have a different theme for each weekend. 35 acres filled with costumed characters, Tudor buildings and gardens. Naturally lots of food too. There are coupons to help on the price.

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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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