Wednesday, December 8, 2010
A Day of surprises
Surprise number one occurred in the studio when I noticed how limited my palette had become. I was happy with just 14 colors. I used to need all the tubes of color to feel secure. Something happened this year: less became enough and I was fine with it.
Spring Woods was fine too. I had muddied it up the last time I worked on it. By the end of my session, the colors were brighter, yet not Disney. Still needs work--cleaning up.
Surprise number two happened at the car dealership. Looking for a new sedan, the style I've driven since I was a kid, I found myself liking the crossover model a lot.
It was cushy, had a deep drink cup well, big sunroof, rear view camera--lot's of toys.--And, best of all, was made in my home town, USA. Yea General Motors! I've never driven an SUV. This weekend I'll have to give Honey's a spin, see how it tools around? Who says this gal is done trying new things? A racing stripe might be nice?
The third surprise of my day came over wine in the living room.Honey told me he made all the arrangements to go to Cancun for my birthday in January. I couldn't believe it. He was dead set on not going anywhere this winter. But he found a deal he couldn't refuse.(I love when Honey plays for hours on the internet). So here's where we'll be when I will no longer be able to say I'm sixty something. I'll be getting a massage. Honey will be at the pool--the little pool, (top pic below), where the water's warmer--lying on the hunter green, 4 inch thick cushion reading the New York Times cover to cover. Then we'll walk to lunch at La Dolci Vita, our favorite spot across the street from the JW, over looking the bay. What a prince I married. But then that's no surprise. I am truly blessed.
(The efflorescent aqua-marine you see in these photos is the aqua-marine you see as you round the curve from the airport onto Kulkucan Boulevard which takes you to the hotel. The ocean takes your breath away every time).