Arizona Marketplace Revisit

1/21/16 (Thursday) in Winterhaven, CA (Pilot Knob-ROD)

We returned to get some items we’d decided we’d like to buy: LED light bulbs, Louis L’Amor paperback books and more produce. I got some pictures this time.


The real reason we drove to Yuma was because I needed some yogurt for the corn muffins I wanted to make, so we then stopped at the grocery store.

A little history: we made an enchilada casserole, bought the ingredients for lasagna, then John spotted a great deal on some pork (for his favorite cranberry pork recipe), so we bought a huge pork butt and asked the butcher to take out the bone. We had to cook it (no room in the freezer). All this in just a few days. Today we had our guests (Viren and Elaine) for a chili dinner. We’d promised chili and cornbread muffins. Thus another big meal prepared. We are thankful that all of these meal leftovers are fitting in the fridge and will provide many meals we don’t have to plan for!

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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