On With the Day

I don’t know if I mentioned it, but I’m going to be doing the Hwy 62 Artist’s Tours this year. It takes place in the Morongo Valley during three weekends in October. I’ll send out the details in my next newsletter if anyone is interested.

They haven’t updated their website yet, but it’s also a ways away. I didn’t register in time to be listed under my new name, so I’ll be in their literature as Carol Es.

In the meantime, I’ve been planning in my mind how I’ll be able to pull it off. I’m nervous and all that, mainly because it would be awkward to allow people to come through the house. So, I’ll have to do it out of my garage. That way, people can park on the street and walk up the driveway. It will be easier.

I don’t use the garage as my studio at all. Half of it is art storage, and half is ordinary storage. I’ve been strategically setting it up in my head, which is like a problem I have to solve. I like that sort of thing: arranging spaces.

Since there’s no real wall space to speak of, I’ll have to utilize easels and hang art from the tons of shelving we have in there. I’ve figured out how to do that, for the most part. Let’s only pray there are no high winds on all three weekends. During October, that might be wishing for a lot. The winds in the highlands where I live are fucking intense. I will have to hope for the best, I guess.

I’m still working on this painting. It mostly just needs the background, which I think will be solid.

And this thing, which is heading in which direction, I’m not sure. But I might be learning to like it. I don’t know. I do find it interesting how I can work on these at the same time. One is loose and messy, and I’m being tidy on the other.

Today I’m finally getting my first Covid shot. Better late than never. I was waiting until I felt 100% after the surgery, and I’m up for it now. I also haven’t really left the house, so I don’t think I’ve caught the virus in the interim. Not that I know of anyway, and Hannah has been vaccinated for a long time. I think I’m pretty safe.

Anyway, on with the day.

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