moonrise over lake

I did one of those wine drinking and art event nights. I was supposed to go with a friend who cancelled last minute because her household is sick, and she didn’t want to spread germs. This was a good move on her part; so I went alone.

The painting environment was a bit cramped, even with the vacant seat on my left. The man to my right was dangerously close to my paintbrush ๐Ÿ–Œ and he fortunately was wearing glasses to protect him in case he wasn’t paying attention while I was working on the right side of my canvas at his eye level. He didn’t seem concerned but I had to keep apologizing for tapping him with my brush. This was mildly amusing, overall.

I preferred to drink my very tasty Bloody Mary and forwent the wine. There was music playing that was more like a dance party. This was no regular daytime painting class. The process was formulaic and fast paced. I had to work as fast as possible on the trees. The paint didn’t blend well and my brush had lumps from the previous uses. Suffice it to say that the paint wasn’t the best quality. I’ve worked with better acrylics, ones that don’t dry as fast or get as runny when you add water. But this was a fun challenge.

Even though I went by myself, I had a really good time, and I’d do it again. The more I reflect on it (no pun intended) the more I realize how much I enjoyed myself.

25 thoughts on “moonrise over lake

  1. That sounds like fun Ka and the painting is lovely. I hope to try this activity as I have not painted in eons. I actually enjoy doing many “social ” things aline because I am introverted and enjoy my own company, but also enjoy my social activities too.

    Now I want a Bloody Mary, lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. What a pleasant surprise about your dedication to painting. The truth is that the landscape has been very good. The story of your experience was the best. A lot of freshness in your lyrics and it becomes interesting to read you. A good Sunday

  3. I love it, Ka! I think any time we are creating something it sparks joy from the soul! At least it does for me. I have friends who say, “I’m not creative at all,” and I point out ways in which they are. I also have a good friend who created a batik with me and another friend. She worked quickly and acted as if she was just trying to get it over…and the whole time she lamented that she isn’t creative. Well you should have seen the incredible piece of art she created in that energy! I wish she would change what she says and then try another art piece…because she is GOOD!
    I can picture you bumping that man…every single time. The piece you created has feeling in it, Ka…and that’s a good thing ๐Ÿ™‚
    Much love to you friend…keep your family well! โค

    1. Hi Lorrie!

      Itโ€™s always so good to hear from you. Thank you for seeing the feeling!

      I had started a reply yesterday but it didnโ€™t work out and was not saved. I will miss being able to paint in a class like this. I donโ€™t actually have any more time with the lockdown/quarantine than I did before because there is always something that I need to be doing unless I make sure I find some time to relax and decompress with everything that is going on with COVID19, I need to, even more!

      Creating is a joy and a deep pleasure. Iโ€™m always surprised by the outcome of a piece and I think thatโ€™s my favorite part! I still want to post a picture of my figure sculpture I made at 16 years old during Governorโ€™s schoolโ€”that we had discussed in another post. I might do that for a โ€œpick me upโ€ soon…

      Love right back to you, Lorrie. May you and your family stay safe and well, too ๐Ÿ’œ

      1. I get it, Ka. And I think now, more than ever, it is really important to take that time and do whatever it is we need to do to remove ourselves from the sadness and the chaos. We have to be aware of what is going on so that we can practice the proper safety…but we also need to check out…and check in with our inner world to keep our mind/body/soul and spirit in balance.

        I don’t have a crystal ball to see the future…nor would I want to…but all I have learned over the past 10 years is that we create our future. And while that “we” is a collective we at times and “we” can’t control others…we have FULL control over ourselves.

        Stay well dear friend. Do what you need to take care.of your family. I send you so much love ๐Ÿ’œ

      2. Oh I feel your love, Lorrie! I am so grateful for your presence here ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ and your words and reminders. I started with a wonderful meditation this morning. Each day is a choice to live it to our fullest. Iโ€™ve been paying special attention to my lungs as an asthmatic and Iโ€™ve been triggered a lot lately in my lungs, some empathic no doubt, some fear. So I have to be ever more diligent in caring for myself and my family: mind/body/spirit. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— Iโ€™ve been bringing lovingkindness in as much as possible! Peace to you now and always. Thanks again my friend, love returned to you 10x

      3. Thanks my beautiful friend๐Ÿ’œ I pray we will face this tragedy and be able to come out the other side whole. And that in our wholeness we learn just a little bit more about love and kindness. Stay well ๐Ÿ’œ

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