August 2012 Archives

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The bedside table starts out empty, but. Books accumulate. Some borrowed, some new, some pulled from the shelf so I can reread that one chapter... 
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Not the wisest of evening snacks. 
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Playing with color in low light. I can tell values (light or dark) but not hue.
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We are in the odd part of the year when school is beginning, but the weather is still summery. A slight breeze on a hot night, and I'm thinking of the ocean.
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Playing with circuits at home...
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Drawing where they are not.
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After reading many recommendations online, I just got a Kum pencil sharpener. I don't think my pencils have ever been so sharp. The sharpened point is longer, so there's more of the edge to play with as well.
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Another look at the amazing view from my hotel window in Denver.


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From my window in Denver.
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At the end of the evening...
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Recharging my phone, and enjoying the way the cord draws its own line from table top to floor.
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Thinking about how to draw the edge of something without drawing it.
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Just one of the things on the mantelpiece at home - so, so good to be back again. I look around at each familiar view, and am restored. One quick trip away at the end of the week, and then home for a good long comfortable stretch.
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Odds and ends appear on hotel room surfaces, as I pack to head home.
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In black and white.
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I'll peel this in the morning, and the hotel room will smell magical.
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Now that the Olympic broadcasts are over, I haven't been turning this on as often. It sits as a black panel in front of the curtains, intruding on the view and making its own smooth darkness part of the scene.

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From the hotel window.
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I bought a couple of apples and a couple of oranges so that I'd have some healthy snacks available in my hotel room. Also because I figured they'd be more interesting to paint than hotel light fixtures...
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Not a model. Just after sunset, this ship moved smoothly up the Hudson under full sail. (I'm enjoying the incredible views from my hotel room as I settle in for one more week of work in NYC before the end of summer.)
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Small wedges of melon were perfect at breakfast today.
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Early morning cyclist by the Charles River, Cambridge.

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One of the trees along Memorial Drive and the Charles River, Cambridge.
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The hotel has a rooftop garden. I haven't been for a walk in it yet, but I can look down and see it from my window.
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Minimal design. The hotel paintings and wall coverings are full of pattern, so the simplicity of this lamp is soothing at the end of the day.

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Blue. (Watching the Olympics again.)
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Last day at the beach for the summer. Perfect mix of breezes and sunshine. Storing it in memory for mid-February...
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Which skipped us. We heard thunder and saw lightning, but had no rain.
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I just finished rereading To the Lighthouse. This is my copy of Mrs. Dalloway, the next book I'm revisiting this summer.
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I plan to stay up to watch the Olympics coverage, but get sleepy...
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My phone camera flash is not cooperating - or perhaps washed out is a natural state for soap? (Update the next morning - took a better photo without flash, and that one should replace the other photo in this post.)

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