Hello and good morning out there. It is August 11, 2022, and you have made it to see the next chapter in the US vs THEM saga. It really is exasperating, well, not really. The USA is not well, it is almost like a big high school turf war or dare I say gang war. I wish you could see my daydream. I was imagining the US House of Reps doing the scene from West Side Story you know the one where the Jets face off against the Sharks. Oh yeah, a few things happened in the last few weeks that made me scratch my head. One of those was when a law to help veterans that have become ill from burn pits was denied by a few, juvenile senators. It sickened me when I saw them high fiving each other over that petty act. You know, get the best of your opponent at any cost. Anyhow, good triumphed over evil and yesterday, I witnessed President Biden sign burn pit legislation into law. Thank you for taking care of the humans that signed up to serve this country and other countries while sacrificing their health and lives. Another thing that is head scratching is how upset the minions are about the big cheese getting treated like a citizen of the United States. It is laughable, really. The way I see it, they are scared because they have reason to be. You know, people that have nothing to hide usually don’t go off the rails to fight hypotheticals. The “You could be next (to be searched).” is laughable as well. Yes, my kids, you can be searched at any time if there is probable cause. Apparently, there was probable cause and evidence as someone or many someone‘s, did due diligence before descending on the dude. Thank you, Merrick Garland, for showing that no person is above the law. Oh, I was going to draw my version of what they found during the search but thought better against it. I imagined that in those 15 boxes they probably found, doodles of Hillary, tic-tac-to, scribbles, food-stained paper, a few crumpled up napkins, I could go on, but you get it. Hmmm, maybe I should cut back on watching HOARDERS (presidential edition…)
It has been nice to get back to my schedule since I had taken a few weeks off because of my positive Covid status. I feel so much better now that I can swim again. During the Covid period, I only walked but stayed out of the pool. However, walking has been a bit of a chore lately. Since that fall I had in Walmart, I have noticed a few troubling things. My new primary care physician sent me for an MRI as there had been changes that the radiologist saw in the X-ray that was taken when I fell. I knew something was going on because of the new feelings of numbness. Even though I want to think about what the MRI could indicate, I am going to not think about it until my appointment next week. I guess I can go off on hypotheticals as well. Anyhow, swimming is a bit safer for me as I can’t fall while I am in the pool.
Lately, I have been spending lots of time in our easy chair with my feet up as it is the most comfortable position at the moment. This makes painting difficult. I haven’t picked up a paint brush in over a month. However, I have been drawing.
Hubby and I were talking about stuff, and I said something about reliving my childhood or something to that affect. I mentioned that I feel like I am in my kindergarten stage and learning the alphabet and songs. Even I have noticed the improvements that I have made. A few weeks ago, someone made a comment about a pic I drew of Hubby. I laughed about it was kind of a “double entendre”. However, it was a bit of knock. Hubby’s head was smaller than his body. I saw after I went back to look at the picture. Ugh!
Now I am tracing the photos, loosely, to get the right dimensions. It makes it easier for me, then I sketch. My style is not like your style or anyone’s, as I am trying to find my way. Drawing is much like handwriting. Everyone has a unique style of drawing just like each and every one of us has a unique signature and fingerprint. I have just started this journey into art, like drawing and learning to play guitar or making tortillas. You know, there is an art to doing things, anything and everything. My only hope is to inspire my kids to bet on themselves and find their own light and style.
This is what summer pain looks like…laughing to myself. Oh yeah, I found a binder with all my attempts at creating art in the past few years. It makes me laugh when I get inundated with spam emails and BS Facebook or IG adds that state, I can make money from my art and creativity. No kids, the only one that is going to make money is the person selling their fail-proof system. Money back guarantees are laughable as well. Just like the many emails that I get that say my ranking on Google is non-existent. I send the standard reply, “Actually read about me the author and know that I don’t care about that BS. ”
Example, this is what is written in my About the author section. Really, I know that sending that response is going nowhere as spam bot sent it, but it makes me feel good…sort of.
As I mentioned, I found the above binder and it was fun to look at all the things that I have worked on and then put away and forgot. Maybe in a year, I will do this again, review my finished projects and see if I have made improvements. Below are a some of the items in that yellow binder.
A few days ago, I was watching Youtube guitar tutorials. I love it cause when I try practicing and Hubby is home, I can ask for his help. Also, he will pick up the guitar and play the song that I am trying to learn. Anyhow, an Allman Brothers video came on and I always love to watch it. The sounds that the band makes with those guitars is just mesmerizing. Also, the drumming and bass you can feel. Something made me snap a few photos of the TV screen and I drew a few photos from those pics.
Inspiration is everywhere, you just need to be open and ready. It has been fun going through old photos and picking out ones to draw. I know that this pain will get better, and the summer heat will dissipate, making it easier to work in the studio. Until then, I am going to keep my feet up and hands and mind busy. Now it is time to move and do other things. My spine says I need to change positions and I agree. Besides, the animals seem to need attention.
Thank you, dear reader, for visiting. Wherever you are, may today be the day that you pick the right line at the market! Hugs to you and you and especially YOU.