From One Gentle Activity to Another Until Evening

10/1/14 Wednesday in Gloucester,VA (Chesapeake Bay Campground-TT)

After our usual morning routine I got on the Internet, trying to catch up with emails and research as John watched his morning TV. My how time flies when you’re on the Internet!

After lunch we visited a while with Phil (we met at Gettysburg Battlefield Resort). He’s a pickleball player so he encouraged us to get practicing. They have a beautiful pickleball area with 4 courts. Since it was hot and sunny we went down to the river (not far from Miss Zanzibar) and read until the sun got behind the clouds and windy, making it cool for us. When we got back to our rig John got out his hair cutting equipment. Wow, he wanted me to cut his hair. It’s been about a year that he’s been treating himself to professional haircuts. That was fun, then we read there, outside our RV until it got cold.

Inspired by Phil, we headed for the pickleball courts after supper. Great fun, but we have a lot to relearn. Our evening ended with some of the “The Roosevelt’s – An Intimate Story”.

Someone just left this prime spot today. It’s all yours.

zan

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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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