Traveling can tough- and Hawaii being 7,000 miles away from home makes it a bit of a challenge. I didn't get to post- so tomorrow will actually be 200! But I sketched these yesterday- (the only flower clad person was the beatnik guy in the hawaiian shirt)
I managed to make all my connecting flights ( 3 flights!) and everything was- uneventful.
Uneventful is the best flying can be.
However I had a calamity in LA - I clawed my way over to the kiosk where everyone powers up all the electronic devices that we simply can't live with out (guilty!) I had propped my computer bag at my feet .
A man appeared with a full cup of coffee and somehow dropped it upside down right into my bag. I looked in shock and horror almost as if it were in slow motion.
I had to throw away my rice filled eye pillow that was actually luckily in the bag and absorbed much of the spill- and computer and camera were in cases inside the bag and by some miracle didn’t get wet.
The whole escapade made me miss the boarding call - I had to leave everything to run to the Starbucks and get paper napkins (people were staring no-one would help me- even the guy who spilled it!) I was a lttlle late for boarding but made my flight- when I sat in my seat I had a ravaged shell shocked feeling. Not to mention reeking of coffee.
That last flight was SO long- but I am finally here- and it is worth every second of being on those planes.
Now I am on the lanai with Dad- its rainy but green and lush and showing signs of clearing- frogs are croaking, birds are chirping, a butterfly just came by, the dogs are napping, the kitty is stretching, the sheep are sleeping, the cows are mooing and the chickens clucking.
I worked in my altered book this morning-my cousin Julie had a brilliant idea of selecting words on the page to highlight them- and the words were Jan (my step-moms name) beauty, hand, tree, change, dignity, house, hearth,life and joy. Quite fitting.
The page on the right is the orchid that was on the table.
I am all set up to paint a my first oil- and its going to be the giveaway tomorrow! It's an alamanda from the front garden, its the blooming tree over the red door.
So many blossoms to choose from!