Tuesday, October 26, 2010

surprise!

Yes, this appears to be a post.

No good explanation for the lack of posting in the past 2 months. Mute? Busy? Not in the mood? Nothing new to write? Lazy?

Yeah, probably some of all.

But here I am.

I'm on VACATION (of sorts) and I brought lots of work to do while here. Alas, I've been more vacant than not, but let me tell you, it is pretty darn wonderful. (click to enlarge, it's worth it).

I'm on the Oregon coast, one of my very favorite places in the world. For a week. With windows looking out on the beach mere steps (like...20?) away from the glorious sand, waves, stretched out patterns of foam, drawings of black and brown and cream that the waves make moment to moment. It's seriously stormy here: enormous winds, torrential rains, hail, thunder, lightening, sun, and crashing, exploding waves. I couldn't ask for more.

I woke up early this morning, just before dawn, grabbed a blanket and came out to the couch to doze and be here as the light seeped in through the storm. I don't want to miss a moment.

My time is spent staring at the waves out the window for hours, holding a book in my lap. I can't seem to tear my eyes off the waves though. Several long walks each day, and a long run along the tide line. Back in to the fire, and... well, another nap, reading, staring. I HAVE done a little work, and intend to do more. But we'll see. I presented photos of my work to a gallery here and although interested, they do only consignment, and I can't do that. We'll see. A new owner is taking over this winter and it may work out. So you see? It is a work trip!

Besides production, I brought my new copy of Photoshop Elements, along with a "how to" book, intending to finally learn it after multiple people have insisted it would be very useful in my work. So far I've loaded it into the computer, and read the first few pages of how to proceed. TODAY! (She says with determination).

I'll let you know.

But now the tide is rising, and I am going to go out for my run, before I have the excuse not to. I'll tell more stories later!