Thursday, February 12, 2009
Going to school is truly a learning experience in many ways that I had not anticipated. My classes include information about Global Warming, photosynthesis, women's Utopias and loess. I have learned to log off the computer in the hall when done using it and to print off Enthemology's Power Points from the same computer, to save ink. There is no consistency in any of the food places. Each time you order something you will be surprised. I have learned that the crosswords in the Collegian get harder as the week progresses. I've watched the fish at the Salt Water tanks and found a few new ones that I hadn't noticed before. I've gotten to know the orange fish who is always rubbing his/her belly on the orange amoebas looking something like a cat rubbing its stomach on a rug. You can get free NY Times, Collegian and Centre Daily Times with a student id. And I have yet to meet an employee of Penn State that wasn't helpful and pleasant.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
acrylic on canvas
24" x 36"
A reoccurring "to do" on my list whether I am painting, gardening or going to school
Housework, if it is done right, can kill you.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Bogged down with scads of homework: papers, reading and quizzes but wanted to take a minute and share something with you all.Yesterday in my entomology class we watched Microcosmos. Fantastic movie great for kids, adults, stoners, drunks, teenagers, academics and redneck. Really..
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Hermit of Halfmoon Valley
acrylic on canvas
18" x 24"
Mid winter which seems to last forever. Come February my thoughts quite naturally turn to warmer days.
Painted mid summer 2006.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Today was a long day at school made more difficult by the fact that I couldn't fall asleep last night until 3ish (cramps and such). Have been thinking about adding a second major in the environment/organics /sustainable vein and training to be an organic certifier. I know it doesn't seem art like so where does that leave me as far as creating? So here's a rough plan.No art until spring break when I plan to take the book "Adventures of Sophie" with me to Tucson to finish (just have to tweak the art on the computer, everything else is laid out and ready to go. School until the end of April, 4 months of gardening, hiking and art and then back to school. Taking a full course load keeps the thinking side of the brain busy and the creative idle-it's good to swing the other way once in a while.