Paint on Etsy

I have a few new pieces on Etsy this week. More will be coming next week. I've decided to do free flat-rate priority shipping for pieces that are less than 11" x 14" (they fit perfectly in the boxes). Right now our living room walls are getting covered with oil paintings. It classes up the joint, and, more importantly, keeps them from getting in the way of bouncing baby new paintings about to...

Superhero in Progress

I’m watching how Superheroes are made. Mine is getting a care lesson from the ostomy nurse, gearing up for the next weeks of recovery, not flinching as she shows him how to care for his small intestine that is now protruding through his stomach. There have been nights of pain so severe he nearly broke my hand as I held his but not one utterance of “why me?”. There has been only plans for...

Have Mountain, Will Climb

A little over a year and a half ago, Thing1 climbed a mountain, walking up the drive from our house about 2 in the afternoon and climbed five miles up the back of Mount Equinox that divides Sandgate from Manchester, VT.  He circumnavigated land owned by Carthusian monks and negotiated a right of way with a bear that literally crossed his path on the way back. He watched as storms went by and...

What’s New is New

In October, wanting to go back to school to train for something new, I took a long-heldout promotion and started working weekends. Murphy’s Law still being the only functioning the law of the land decreed that my new weekends— Wednesday and Thursday--would be otherwise occupied, making school impossible. Most of my new weekends have been spent driving to hospitals, but as flu season winds...

Sipping

Last night T2 and I went to a Paint and sip event at the Roundhouse Bakery and Café in Cambridge, New York.  I’ve kind of shied away from these events which, to me, seem to be more an excuse to drink wine then to paint, but the picture advertising last nights endeavor was different from so many had seen before, So I signed the two of us up. I don’t dislike gatherings, but on personality...