Friday, Dec. 03, 2004 - 1:59 a.m.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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Watercolor Class in Detail
another good day.
Do you know I LIKE walking around smiling? Yes I DO. Now I am listening to Patty Griffith, smoking apple tobacco in the hookah and drinking columbian black coffee. mmm.
Today in the watercolor class we had my favorite model again. I love painting directly from the model. Today we were supposed to continue the concept we did with fruit two weeks ago... where we are supposed to make the subject not differentiated from the background... to have the brushstrokes and colors on both be similar so that the object we are painting almost disappears. Here are some images... the orange etc from two weeks ago, and the model from this week. Click to see a larger version in another window.
Well, that is the promised entry on watercolor that I have been putting off for lack of energy for so long. I must say that getting enough sleep helps. Having money coming in helps. Being less stressed helps. I got lots of sleep yesterday... like ten hours. And then today after watercolor class I had a three hour nap. hehe. That makes a difference! So I am actually feeling human, good and smiley.
Some interesting news in the neighborhood: My favorite fruit store has moved across the street into the depanneur run by a chinese couple... I thought the depanneur was just renovating (that is Quebecois for convenience store)... I will miss buying inexpensive bouquets there... I sometimes bought them to treat myself... but my favorite fruit store, which carries many imported items and things like swiss chard and fennel which the grocery store doesn't have, has expanded. Yay! And the other cool thing is that their old location isn't closing... it is becoming an "organic only" fruit and vegetable branch. That can only be a good thing. Perhaps a bad thing for the organic coop that is several blocks to the east (that few people even know exists), but a good thing for organic visibility, ease of purchase, and for organic farmers. Yay. A whole store instead of a tiny section of overpriced no selection at the other mainstream fruit and veg store on the same street. Yay.
My doggy is happy as um, my doggy in snow, with the recent snow and cooling of temperatures. She gets to jump after little tablespoon sized lumps of snow (I go "petit neige?" before throwing it) and catch them in her mouth and chomp them up. If the piece is too big she catches it but spits it on the ground. She is funny.
On another note... I guess the story in the sketches I posted yesterday aren't so clear... It goes like this: The dog is errant and adopts Leo who detests dogs... he takes it for a walk in the forest and loses it there. The dog comes back after dinner. The next day he takes it to town in the car, and dumps it. A week later it finds its way back. So he decides to take it "fishing"... and pushes it in the water. What you don't see is that he wallops it over the head with a paddle (!!) but then loses his balance and falls in the water himself. He cannot swim and is drowning and it says that death is on its way. Then he feels a presence near him and it is the dog... The dog saves him and drags him to shore (the last picture I scanned in is him cuddling the wet dog in relief)... and then he names the dog and he follows the dog therever after instead of the dog following him.
Some people left comments that showed it looked like "the dog was saved"... it is actually the dog who saved the man... and so it is a cool moral of don't throw away your best friends you don't recognize, eh. Very dramatic. I may scan in the guy drowning another day. It will be fun to paint in. I am really looking forward to this book. Yay.
Well, in closing I will say I made some really juicy delicious kickass tuna and oldcheddar souffle tonight for supper and it was excellente. mmmm. yum. Fluffy, cheesy and not dry at all. mmmm.
Well, going to read some other diaries now.
Hope you liked the pictures. Politics maybe tomorrow instead, eh! hehe
doing well. Hugs
Here is my horoscope for Thursday, December 2:I have no idea what that was supposed to mean concerning today. But it is good advice in general. Cheers.
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"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live,Oh isn't that just the GREATEST quote. Yes yes yes.
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Goodbye Michael. May your next life be kinder to you. - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
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