Saturday, August 21, 2010
Illustration Friday: Atmosphere
The IF topic this week is Atmosphere. As I haven't done anything creative this week, other than survive (which has seemed to use all my resources), I am posting two little paintings that I posted before, while they were in progress. I never posted their finished versions, and I haven't posted them for IF, so they aren't total repeats. Each of them is only 5"x7". And they were both attempts to capture a wet atmosphere, something that I am not very familiar with, living here in the desert.
The one above is from Puget Sound in Washington. It's a view going over Deception Pass, onto Whidby Island. The one below is from the walk above the old city of Quebec, in the rain.
I have discovered this week that it is true that, as you get older, shingles get worse. I have had them twice before, and didn't think of them as particularly bad. They didn't even really interrupt my life in any significant way. This week, I have been truly miserable. If you have had chicken pox and haven't yet ever had shingles, and are qualified to get the vaccine (you have to be over 60), I highly recommend it! You don't want this stuff if you can avoid it. I will be getting vaccinated the minute I turn 60! I never want to have shingles again - especially if it could even be worse than this breakout was. I was reduced to 'open-the-window-and-roll-me-off-the-roof- to-put-me-out-of-my-misery' begging mode!