Sunday, June 1, 2008
photograph by Rick Brandt
Today was my daughter's first dance recital as a teacher and not a student. She had been taking classes a the same dance studio for most of her life and like all dancers considered the "senior-teacher" dance the pinnacle of success. Unfortunately my daughter dropped out of dance school in high school to attend a private high school that had a top tier dance program. Anyway low and behold she gets to dance in the "Senior/teacher" performance this year as she is now a part-time teacher at the very school she grew up in. I had to spend the morning getting 8 tires for my daughter's and my car, bring lunch so we could nosh and came back to town a third time (40 miles round trip) to watch her dance. Long day-no painting.
The painting sessions themselves are going much better although my time is so limited that it seems I just sit down, catch a groove and its time to move on. I think such is the life in central PA when the winter breaks and before we get the hot humid summer that causes every one to host a party, dance recital, dinner party, BBQ, etc. None the less I got some painting done. The two legs (barefoot) are god's feet. I decided to make him/her a female mostly because I liked the idea of cut-off shorts and painted toenails. One of the nails is not perfect-either chipped off or was bitten so even God appears to have a flaw.
From now on you will see two paintings one right side up and the second the view will be the direction it was left when I was done painting. Hope this isn't too confusing.