I suspect that many of you, like me, get so busy you don’t do this often enough…
Yesterday my friends Carolina and Marsha came by and we spent the WHOLE day… that’s right… the WHOLE day playing with paints…
Carolina is actually quite accomplished but Marsha and I dabble. We both liked to paint when we were younger and have now gone back to it. We agreed that the skills, although very rusty, are still there. It will take time but a psychologist friend told me that once a skill has been learned, a person never “forgets” and it is possible to reclaim… FUN!
Marsha had never used acrylic paint before and enjoyed it so much. I did a colored pencil cartoon of Marsha at the easel… I drew her at an odd angle and with her torso elongated because she seemed to be dancing with her work. Carolina painted a still life we put together.
At lunch time, we ate one of the lasagna that Maggie and I made the other day… we talked and talked and while we didn’t quite solve the world’s problem, we had a good time trying.
We listened to music… a good earthy mix of Santana, Eros Ramazzotti, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Macy Gray and the Frida sound track (for inspiration…)
It’s a special day too. Jorge and I will celebrate our 34th anniversary (can’t resist the joke…) “And they said it wouldn’t last!”