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WOYWW 474

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Busy day and achieving nothing .  Working on Life Documented  and Wanderlust.  Catching up with icad but as soon as I do it's the next day!!!!
my work desk today


computer desks
Binder covers first coat after gesso. 
Calendar pages for week 26


As fast as i clear up I start another project.  It is so hot that the acrylic paint is drying as I put it down.  Cats are clapped out in hallway I hope.  Xochitl was given a new collar today and Chris just found it, outside.

After 5 weeks in the shop and them doing nothing Chris had his usual repair shop take it from the dealership.  A friend lent him a truck when he went on vacation.  When he uses my car I have to remember to change the seat, the mirrors, the radio, the AC and so on.  The repair shop it is in will not be able to look at it until after July 4.


Time for a cider wish it would rain.  NO CHANCE

I am wondering what I can do to remember to post this so I can visit .
See you tomorrow.




I will try to visit tomorrow

WOYWW last week of June 2018

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Well I am so sorry I missed the past few weeks but Tuesday medical appointments in San Antonio wipe me out.  In doctors waiting rooms reread  Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan and now on book 3 of his hilariously funny trilogy. Last week I presented CRA to my book club .  The best laugh in a long time and not just because the wine flowed very freely.

 My time is spent with the icad 2018(#xmk211) project that lead to finally conquering Google Photos posting.  Wanderlust has seen me create more messes than ever and as Jack of all trades nothing is done very well.  The sad part is that my enjoyment of these activities is a definite hindrance to learning to paint in any mode correctly as course like Wanderlust have many luring classes. 

Here is my desk.


The watercolor is for Wanderlust and is the Texas version of a meadow! Most of it is Big Sky one of the best features of summer in Texas is at the end of a blistering day (in high 90s F  for 10 days) is spectacular sunsets and clouds.  Oh y…

WOYWW last week of june

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472 WOYWW June 12

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Cable, TV, Internet all off this morning just came on and it is 8.55am.  Spectrum is the pits.

Another week has gone and so much time wasted in trying to get stuff to work in Google as well as having to plough through Facebook to get past political claptrap.  

Art wise it is a disastrous week or two.  Nothing seems to work it is all a mess.  

This is my work table.  Very messy as I worked on several things and NOT cleaning in between. results in some chaos  When it is clean I lose inspiration.  So this is my Icad mess and my two journals.  Actually Wanderlust has many journals as i use different sizes depending on the class.   Originally the journal were quite organized than enthusiasm propelled me along and off I went in all directions.  Sometimes it feels like I need a large area others and other times smaller or special paper.



on the right is my computer desk.  I copy things from my PC at this desk, especially instructions and 'how to" ideas.

This is Xochitl's solution to…

WOYWW June 6

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WOW had to check calendar for date!  I have just stopped laughing after reading julie's blog post about her river frolics.  Know I have been missing but last week had appointment with audiologist to hook my hearing aid to my phone by bluetooth.  The phone now rings into my hearing aids.  Now I have to alert everyone about how to reach me as i stuck with using landline as the speaker worked better than holding phone to ear.  It really works very well.
Now to my work table.  I have spent the weekend on Wonderlust 2018 and gone nowhere.  The artist was an Aussie, Tracy Verdugo and she used photo images that were double exposed (in an app called Diana) and then painted a picture with inks and some other supplies i have and have never used. After several hours I abandoned the image does not use photos stored in Google photos. Nevertheless, undeterred I marched on, well until I knocked the black ink all over the table.  Tried again after cleanup and then the ink dried were shouldn'…

468 WOYWW

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Trying to get this week going.  Problems all round.  Last week I was in San Antonio getting new hearing aids.  The cost is enough to give you a stroke and learning all the accessories and the way to use them requires reading , downloading and trying to remember up down , left right , hold 2 secs etc..  It is a Phonak Audeo B90 -312 that has all kind of built in microphones and noise control but to hear properly requires accessories.  I have a ComPilot 2 9 has around 10 functions and a Roger (acronym for something) and this cuts out noise in conversations where there are several people as in a restaurant or meeting also directs TV sound to hearing aids.  It does work though too much noise can drown it out.  It can also work with a TV .  There is a learning curve and it is frustrating.  There has not been much time for art or computers etc.  Today we are off out to lunch at the noisiest restaurant we know (Chili's) to try it.  (Chris worked hard to position the poster over my head!…

week 465 WOYWW

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Thank you everyone for your kindness and understanding when I wrote last week of my trials and tribulations with Menieres.  Life is a lot calmer now the symptoms have abated.  Not quite gone, I feel them lurking like I felt as a kid that goblins and bears lurked on the stairs, round that bend at the top.
  Now trying to catch up with journals and life in general.  
My work space that I cleaned up 2 days ago and decided it looked sad,  yesterday made backgrounds and today, two for my Wanderlust journal.  Workspace is looking happier.
The large journal to the rear is my Wanderlust schedule.  Painted the kraft cover as I hate that color.  It always blows my lid off when visiting sites and people make wonderful things with kraft paper.  Please note cheap paints.  I have some Dick Blick artists acrylics but they are so stiff and if I mix acrylic glazing mix with them they take hours to dry.  I need to explore some of the more fluid acrylics.  
Below is my desk area.  I do some journaling …