May 9, 2011


Don’t fire me! Not from my own blog.

Ah my dear internets I wish it would rain at our house. Have I complained about this already? Matters not, my rain barrels are dry, our yard is as crunchy as Grape Nuts cereal and the same color too…okay so there is a tad of green near the tomato bed. I feel bad wanting rain when so many are flooding throughout the greater Mississippi and Ohio River valleys; Their homes and lives being devastated when here in Texas we have wild fires. Last week there was one blazing a few miles from my home, thank God the firefighters were able to extinguish it within several hours.

I have been busy this day. Really I finished writing and editing a couple of poems, I would share them but they are a bit…umm let me just say they are on the adult side.

So um, I’ve been doing an online art journaling workshop…21 Secrets. It’s purdy neat and now that I have finished up a few ATC commitments and a class at the college is winding down I can really delve into the workshop and relax.

Here is that “under painting” Brian asked to see, now mind you I drew this with the canvas in a landscape orientation and bam a lam it’s supposed to be portrait orientation. Weird a$$ed art, hum maybe I should look at my poetry from a different angle…lalala

So really that’s all I have for y’all today. Please pray for all the flood and fire victims.


Brian Miller said...

nice...thanks for the painting...very cool...and since i just have to about sharing poems....smiles.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I totally understand you wanting rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gentle hugs,

Daisy said...

It would be nice if we could share the weather where it needs to go, wouldn't it. It might not be so bad if things would just even out a little. I hope you had a good day today, Paige. When I finish a poem, I always feel like I accomplished something. :D

Jannie Funster said...

I FREAKING LOVE that painting!!!!!

And we had 10 drops of rain today!! One of our grapenuts got a bit soggy.


ElizabethR said...

Paige you are so talented! I took out the beautiful handmade card you sent me today. I ran my hand over it and held it up close so that I could see all the little leaf-like bits on it. I doubt I will ever send it to anyone. I might just frame it and hang it up where I can see it and meditate on it some.

I love the bright colors and the texture of your painting. I swear, one of these days I am going to take an art/painting class!

And we here in deep south Texas are bone dry too. It's been months since we've had any rain. I hate the crunchy feel of the yard. I'm so glad they managed to put out that fire near you. I think that has to be one of the scariest things. I've made up my mind if we should ever have a fire here I'm running through the back to the next street over and jumping into the bay.

Jeni said...

To bad, isn't it, that they can't find a way to re-route some of that excess water along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and ship it to Texas!
Just makes me sick to see all the destruction and devastation along those rivers in the mid-west and south. I can't even begin to imagine what I would do were I ever in a similar situation.

Georganna Hancock M.S. said...

Pretty painting, dear. I agree, vertical orientation is definitely called for. I'd get dizzy painting that "sideways."

The comments about water distribution reminded me of when my mother, grandmother and I would stand side by each for a photo. We'd look at the picture and wish the combined weights of our bodies could be equally distributed - I would no longer be so skinny kids mocked me, and my grandmother would not be fat. We'd all be curvy goddesses!

The rainclouds of the past few days all dumped a tiny bit just east of me in the foothills and mountains before joining up with the storms in the jet stream and contributing to the midwest chaos.

Sorry I can't push them more south for you. You should speak to the Mexican government, I guess.

Keep on artin'!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Paige - dry as a bone here too - South East England on the coast .. plenty of water, but nothing for the plants .. desperately needed.

Glad you 're keeping yourself gainfully occupied writing a little adult info into poetry format ..

Glad the online art journaling is fun .. let's hope we get some rain .. cheers Hilary

Deanna Schrayer said...

Oh how I wish I could send you some rain Paige! Granted, we're not flooded out here - thank God - but we've sure had enough rain to suit my tastes for a while, I'm ready for some sunshine!

I absolutely love your painting! And how cool that it works in more than one way.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Wouldn't it be cool if they could pipeline all the overflow to where it's needed? Then again I hear its dangerous with bacteria n snakes n such anyhow-
That Grapenuts yard image is a keeper!
Hope your garden in the pool is still alive!