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Sunday, October 30, 2011

I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted...

No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth!  Blame it on getting settled in a new home.  We had a drapery specialist install some window coverings.  This is very helpful in a new house in a neighborhood!!!!  Anyway, with this new fabric, color and look in our master notice all your old bedding...yuck!  Doesn't go at all.  So, I dug out my sewing machine and got discounted fabrics and trims that blended, and even used the left-overs from the drapery makers.  Voila!  New duvet cover, new euro pillows, new decorator pillows, new room divider screen to hide my yoga mats and equipment in the corner.  Soooo, I've been artistic, but in another way....

Then, I've also traded my artist beret for a "Miss Fix-it" hard hat (or painter's kerchief).  I've been cleaning, painting, repairing and other stuff at the little house we were in before - getting it ready to sell.

Then, I needed to frame 3 pastel paintings to go to the Sierra Pastel Society Signature Show!  Just finished framing yesterday!  I'm all ready to take them now.

But, oh!  How I've missed working and painting in my new little studio!  I brought out a watercolor painting I started in a workshop a year ago.  I'd really like to see if I can pick up where I left off.  I'd like to do that this week.  I hope to post pictures of my progress.  Hopefully our computer will last a little bit longer.  It was beginning to sound like a dying cow.  A computer guy said to open it up and use a blower or vacuum to get the dust out of the fan.  It is quieter, but it still makes strange noices.  And our monitor has lines going up and down, and more have added to the streaks.  And my memory card reader that I use to download photos is on the blink.  Gosh!  Isn't it amazing how dependent we are on all these gadgets????