Thursday, May 11, 2017

Return to Life, with apologies to Ch. Dickens

Long hiatus here recently, owing to having been totally out of action for over a week with the neighborhood flu, just now getting back to sort of better.  

The indictments coming down today in DC, together with FBI search warrants being executed on the GOP fund raising group also raised my spirits, in the hope that this is the start of the end of the current regime.  Watergate is still a bitter memory, and then we wondered why small potatoes went first, before it became a landslide ending with the regime change. So I am hopeful.

Anyway, my new supply of watercolor pencils arrived while I was out of it, and today I finally felt up to trying them out. I managed to do a couple of little tries before my strength was all used up.

They're Caran dAche, the cadillac of pencils, soft watercolor pencils, thinking about using them for plein air work this year. You can move the color about with a wet brush, etc., so you have a range of choices.

And I may even get back into a spot of knitting, that lovely hand dyed yarn from Shepherd Susie. Haven't even been able to hold up needles lately.

Good thing Handsome Son did some urgent errands for me, such as delivering promised artworks to a benefit Popup Gallery, for Homefront, very good cause. Luckily the artworks were already completed, framed, labeled and priced and all the preliminary paperwork done before I got sick.

The opening, at 19 Hulfish Street in Princeton, is Friday evening, May 19th, so locals are encouraged to come, enjoy, buy original art from established artists, and support Homefront at the same time.

HS also did some grocery shopping, in case I ever felt like eating again.  Still no word on installing windows, probably a good thing for the moment since I doubt I could have got things ready for them anyway.  It involves moving stuff and rehoming plants etc. 

So that's where we are, hopeful once again that we will live to fight another day!


  1. good heavens. Take your time, Liz. And revel in the good news when you can find it.

  2. glad you are picking up a bit. Tale care.

  3. Glad you are feeling a bit better, Liz - but you probably should overdo (I'm thinking of prepping for window installers) until you feel 100%!
    Watercolor pencils are such a treat! Good medicine :)

  4. So sorry you had the plague - and glad that you are on the mend. Just don't overdo and have a relapse. Sitting and drawing with your new art supplies sounds just about right.


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