i glued a piece of watercolor paper in my sketchbook over an old mess that made me v. unhappy. yesterday i drew these 2 car scenes over the top. today i colored them.
it's friday. i wish i were holed up in a wilderness cabin for the weekend with no one around for a hundred miles or so. no talking sounds. no welding sounds. no baby sounds. no dog sounds. no car sounds. no leaf blower sounds. silence.
instead i'm going to turn on the rumbling house fan and read a book. i assume you're in your own hidey hole doing something weekendy. hmmmmm, i wonder what…
Jane Bumar says
Sunday spent in the pool with sensible sun hat and sensible T-shirt to compensate for the solar power; I was very daring and read my iPad whilst on the float! Very daring indeed.
I do live in a forest, and spent the weekend working on a quilt, and celebrating a birthday. Oh, and worrying about fire…
Monica Smith says
I am trying to learn to draw a La gay Kraeger. Not at all successful. I had a helluva week and just want to do my own thing.
A most gloriously noise filled weekend here. The town I live near is having its annual Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. Temporary fencing is erected downtown and musicians of multiple stripes play on 22 different stages throughout the weekend. My favorite band thus far has been St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Paul Janeway the lead singer looks like Drew Carey after a moderately successful diet, but sounds more like a cross between Otis Redding and James Brown. I heard the man singing before I saw him and was extremely surprised by his pale skin pigmentation. You can watch him here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gigZGc4KucE#t=66
Kate Burroughs says
Just spent the last 2.5 hours making 72 8 oz. jars of ginger pear jam, for my zen center fundraiser. Next week will hopefully be strawberry rhubarb jam! Taking an Asian calligraphy workshop tomorrow.
At home there is a constant sound of leaf blowers, lawn mowers and electric saws. None of those are in my yard. Fortunately, I am at the beach, it’s overcast, blowy and the only real sound is the wind whipping all the trees and bushes. The children out by the pools are pretty quiet with the occasional squeal. Nice sounds. I just ate an ice cold apple with chunky peanut butter and am reading Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anansi_Boys
Life is good in SC today.
Susie LaFond says
hmmmmmm I’m hearing the same sounds around here…fall in high gear, but at night, mostly quiet, lots of crickets and tiny frogs chirping out their rendition of a lullaby. AC is on again to thwart another few days of high humidity…can always tell as any paper I’ve got lying out starts to slightly warp at the edges… so right now the house is quiet but I’d so much rather pack up and head north, found the sweetest little resort out in the middle of nowhere….with a cabin in the woods…I was up till the wee hours the other night scouting around on line, looking at maps, and thinking a weekend trip is in order….maybe…by tonight I should be able to open the windows again but for now my hidey hole down in my art room, is a pretty sweet place to be…errands are gonna wait…put on hold until I feel like surfacing
and your sketches always are a delight…best view from here….
Ilse Aranti says
I understand your nead for silence. I am in my favorite hidey hole … my yellow house near the sea surrounded by silence inside and outside.I wish you a happy if not silent weekend.
Erin Perry says
Planning our trip to Venice next month. The oncologist said OK! Have our apartment rented, plane tickets purchased, and journaling supplies ready to pack! My second time there, can’t wait. 11 days in Venice! Reading, watching DVDs,rewatching “Ticket to Venice”, doing Internet research – immersing myself in everything Venice. Sounds like a good weekend to me!
Erin in Morro Bay
Mary Ann Moss says
i’m reading the exact same thing i was reading 6 months ago. THE GOLDFINCH. eventually i’ll finish!
I’m holed up every day because of the extreme heat where I live. So I have been reading the bio of Andrew Wyeth & his wacky family. After reading how and who inspired his famous “Christina’s World” painting, I almost gagged! Certainly not what I expected.
I had a craving for Tricuit crackers with Genoa Salami and beer, so that was my dinner. I’ll hang out for the weekend until fall hits this part of the world just before Halloween. To say I have cabin fever is an understatement.
Hope you’re able to chill since you’re housebound. What are you reading? You didn’t say.
Judy H. says
We went to the Plaza Art Fair tonight (cool chaos); tomorrow I meet with my Art Journal Group (we’ll be dyeing fabric); the sounds of silence will have to wait until Sunday here in KC (though we are dog-sitting, so there may be a dog walk in the mix somewhere). 🙂
Susan S says
Oh man, just guzzled TWO martinis and am holed up in my bed. I can hear the faint murmuring of pbs downstairs. Not all that unhappy about that kind of noise. What you reading?
I commiserate with the feeling of needing silence after time with wee ones. Hope the fan brings some white noise relief so you are refreshed for next week! 🙂