Rain Storms On and Off All Day Plus Heat

11/23/14 Sunday in Wildwood,FL (Three Flags-TT/MA)

We made our big batch of pancake mix, then ate our yummy pancakes (mine with berries, John’s with chocolate chips). Next we drive to church. John remembered a road had been under construction and left us wandering for some time last year to find the church. We were sure it would be finished by now. Not so. Thus my Waze GPS saved the day. St. Vincent de Paul Church is huge and not large enough for all the people – they filled the parking lots and were on the grass. So large they needed ushers (at 15 minutes before Mass) to help people find a place to sit. They even were so organized as to have the children all sitting in a spot up front so when they were called to leave for their time with scripture, they all came from that place. Great cantor and choir. Music can be so inspiring.

The rest of our day was quite restful-more RV research by myself, along with little chores I’d been wanting to do: cleaning/polishing the Kitchen cabinets and cleaning out a medicine cabinet and junk drawer. John was ambitiously transferring programs and files from his old computer to his new one Streets and Trips and the POI megafile (no longer being offered), the printer driver and his spreadsheets.

Amidst all this we got in a walk between rain showers. I talked with my sister and we talked with our son.

On our walk: a bit of fall, still.

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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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