Sunday, June 23, 2013

It's been a while since I've posted.  Have been busy with work (my temp job) and looking for a permanent gig, quickie trip to my parents, and still working on my new place.  

I turned down an opportunity to spend the weekend on Martha's Vineyard because I really needed to stay put, rest, catch up on some work and attempt to get back into a routine with my painting.  Although I love having my studio in my home again, I've discovered that it is a challenge to paint out of my home after 5 years of having a separate studio space with essentially no distractions.  It requires a discipline and so I'm working on it.

So I've had a good weekend and staying here has been the perfect decision but it doesn't mean that I'm not longing for some great beach time.  I'm totally overdue.  I may hit the beach after work one day.  We'll see.

In honor of Pride month, here are a couple photos photo taken this past week.  It was a sunny, beautiful day and then within 20 minutes, the sky turned dark, it poured, it stopped and then…a gorgeous double rainbow.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Friday late dinner:  Chardonnay and Cheerios.  Not in the same bowl.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

A perfect summer's eve…where I walked to friends' home and shared one of my favorite films, John Cameron Mitchell's brilliant "Shortbus", with them.  It was a wonderful evening of companionship, conversation and cinema.  

Photo taken from their living room.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Busy weekend that began on Friday night with five other artists at the Tipsy Seagull in Fall River, a pub bar on a floating dock.  You can even moor your boat right up to the dock.   For a hot summer day, it was a perfect evening with cool breezes, a wonderful sunset, lively company and good drinks.

Saturday was a day with my sis and her hubby.  They drove down to help me with the apartment.  I needed to get a 4 ft x 6 ft piece of 3/4" plywood to place between the mattress and boxspring and they lent a hand and a car.  In addition they assisted with putting up curtains and doing other few things.  We then spent a wonderful day exploring Providence.

Sunday was an outdoor party at my former roommates.  It was a lovely afternoon where I met another person who had also just moved from Seattle a year ago.  The photo was taken at that party.

Trying to get back into my routine of hitting the gym in the morning before work and then coming home and painting in my new studio.  Settling in takes time and it's happening slowly.