Bringing a watercolor block and making myself dependent on having a knife handy. Better to have brought two WC pads.
Ritz Carlton Blue, abstract, 9x12, first installment, may or may not get a second look? While Ellis napped, I painted per my custom in the afternoon. Throughout the session, I kept thinking I should have brought some pastels. There's a lot of combination watercolor and pastel paintings hanging on walls around the hotel. Respectable work.
I took a nasty fall on the way to the banos. I stubbed my toe on an unmarked, raised threshold and down I went bruising chin, shoulder, bum knee and the palms of my hands. As luck would have it, I was walking with a hotel manager and his protege. After I was restored to upright, he took our room number. I'm hoping he'll send me a bottle of good champagne. The sparkling wine they served last night was pink and sweet. Ellis is hoping our stay will be free. In his dreams.