Blood Moon

9/27/15  (Sunday) in Manteca, CA (Turtle Beach Resort -TT)

Time to make our big batch of pancakes. It’s quite a deal in our coach; we use the gas stove because the pan that will handle 3 pancakes at a time needs the space it provides, plus we cook our eggs on another burner. Plus all the dishes to make the batter. Luckily Mass was at 10:45 today, so we had time for all of that pancake hoopla before we left.

Another hot day, though it shouldn’t be much over 90. I worked on getting photo ideas for future watercolor classes, including images for me to paint, while John watched golf, then football (Seahawks). The Seahawks won by a landslide!

We did manage a walk after supper, looking for the blood moon. Unfortunately the clouds covered it. Later, when it was dark, John went outside and saw the moon clearly, with just a bit of shadow falling on it, so he said we’d both go out later to see more. Well, later we just saw the whole moon. Oh well, we hope to be alive when the next one comes around in 2033!

sunset 9-27b

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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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