Actually Painting the Apple

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Well, we finally have come around to painting the apple after talking about supplies and mixing the paints.

If you have not watched the earlier videos, please check them out:

If you have any questions about art, or these particular videos, please let me know and I will do what I can to answer them. Also, try following along with me. It is fun to paint. It doesn’t have to be good, as you can see by mine, but it can be relaxing and fun. When I am concentrating on my art I cannot seem to communicate. I’m sure you can see that. LOL! So, get you some supplies, pick a spot, and get to it!

I have been reading quite a bit. I read The Reading List by Sarah Nisha Adams. It takes place in London and several people get involved in a reading list which a teenager found in a library. The books that they read end up brining a lot of people in the community together. There is also quite a bit of emotional healing.

After that one, I read The Thin Woman by Dorothy Cannell. It is a cozy mystery taking place in England in the 1980’s. A man leaves his fortune and estate to his niece and her “fiance” on the condition that she lose 63 pounds in six months and he writes a book and sends it to a publisher in the same time frame, AND they find the treasure that is related to the estate. It is a wild and wacky book. I really enjoyed it. It is one of the few that I was able to solve on my own, though. This is Book One of a series.

I am now reading The Help by Katherine Stockett. It is about several women in the 1950’s south, I believe. Some are servants and some are not. So far, it is very good and I am looking forward to it, but the nearly constant use of the dialect is giving me a headache. It is too hard to constantly have to be translating in your mind as you are reading. I do anticipate that it will be a worthwhile read, however.

I also have made up a reading list for this fall, when school is back in. Our local library is in downtown right across the street from Beacon College, so when school is in it is next to impossible to find parking. So, I made a reading list for ebooks that I can find on hoopla or libby. After that reading list is finished, I will make a reading list from my own bookshelves. I am okay with reading books over and over and over again.

Do any of you make reading lists and follow them? I make all kinds of lists, but I don’t stick to them perfectly. They do help, though.

I am also keeping up with my bullet journal. I talked about it in this post. I am on my third notebook for this year. I hope that this is the last one. I am using a lovely little yellow-flowered blank book this time, instead of a spiral notebook. Notebooks are good and I will use another one in the future, I’m sure, but I found this blank book in the thrift store and am using it.

I really do encourage everyone to use some version of a bullet journal. Mine is so basic, just my pen and plain writing. No fancy artwork in my journal. LOL! Go figure… But, it is very helpful in keeping track of life. Do some research and give it a try with just a notebook and a pen or pencil. If you do, let me know how it goes.

We are recovering from our first significant power outage since we have been in Florida. We actually had to break out the candles. It only lasted about an hour. The storms here can be intense, but this time there was nothing going on when the power went out. We managed to play several wild and wooly games of backgammon to candlelight.

Now, all is still and I am thinking of heading off to bed for my beauty sleep.

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. — John Steinbeck

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