Great Hall

9/13&14/15  (Sunday&Monday) in LaPine, OR (Cascade Meadows RV Resort-ROD)

We went to church in LaPine this time. Very small and it seemed like the congregation really joined in the singing; maybe there were good acoustics there. We pretty much just hung out at home the rest of the day: I at my watercolor lesson plans and John at his usual TV/computer musings.

Monday was quiet as well. I cleaned house, washed jeans, then played with colors in watercolor paints. I think I’ve broken through to wanting to paint now, thanks to Janet and the lessons she wanted. It doesn’t seem all that difficult to set up at our little dining table either. We were getting rather antsy after lunch. John had planned on golfing around 2, but the wind came up with the clouds and it was pretty cool (high of 60 today). So we drove to Sunriver (a lovely resort town) to check out the Great Hall. Back in 1943 the military decided to built a combat engineer place here, where engineers could practice their building skills. Unfortunately, by the time the Allies forces invaded Europe (D-Day), they decided to abandon it, even destroying all but this building when they left.

hall 1 hall 2 hall 3

I made a nice hot casserole of enchiladas for supper, then we played cards (we’ve kept it up every night-good bonding time) before watching “Dancing With The Stars”. That Bindi Irwin in a firecracker. Lots of good dancing and personalities to watch unfold.

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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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