Campground Walk

9/26/15  (Saturday) in Manteca, CA (Turtle Beach Resort -TT)

We slept in again until 8. It was 70 degrees when we got up. Are we sleeping in because the mornings don’t get all that cool, yet aren’t hot. The paddle fan makes our bedroom quite comfortable.

John got to watching golf while I attended to my computer reading/writing business. In the afternoon I was at the lodge copying my notes from Stan Miller lessons into my computer when Connie arrived. We enjoyed more great conversation while watching the egrets and boaters on the river, just outside the window, then walked back to our coaches. She’s leaving for home Sunday, letting her hubby get in more fishing before he comes home in their rig.

As we were getting ready for supper she brought over fried calamari. Yum!!! I loved them, John wouldn’t try them. He did smell them, testifying that he wasn’t interested. When we finished our meal I brought Connie some of my pumpkin seed muffins. She ate one as I talked with her and Frank (hubby) about their next RV purchase (smaller). Before they started their supper she and I went for another walk, this time farther from the campground. What beautiful scenes of the moon, river, and sunset.

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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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