Plans Change

5/17/15 Sunday in Bullhead City, AZ (Ridgeview RV-ROD)

The good thing about Mass today is there was NO incense, so I guess it isn’t a standard thing all over Arizona. The bad thing is they didn’t seem too into music. No hymn numbers at the front, so if you didn’t hear the announcement, too bad. I heard few people in the congregation singing. It just didn’t have the joyful spirit of the last church we attended. So it goes.

Hot today, but not so very windy.

Got the blog posted, then lunch, then a sad phone call with RV friends of ours. We had been planning a trip to Hawaii in November for over a year, but circumstances have come up in which our friends won’t be able to come. Bummer. It’s hard to change such long awaited plans, yet it was also not a good time for us to spend more money, after our big purchase of Miss Journey. We spent our afternoon trying to think of how to not “lose” all that committed money (airplane fares especially).

After supper we figured it would be a good time to see Laughlin, when it is cooler and pretty with lights. It’s a very short drive (or free boat ride courtesy of Riverside Casino) across the river to the Casinos. We got an Entertainment brochure that shares the many things to do in the area, then we walked the boardwalk between the river and casinos. Nice, refreshing walk. Then back home to keep thinking about Hawaii.

desert flowers 2


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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