Thursday, May 22, 2008

Season Finales

American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Law and Order SVU and regular L&O, and tonight Ugly Betty, and Gray's Anatomy are all ending this week. It got me thinking about the coincidence of ending the planting here at the Mexican Chalet, and the next phase of my endeavors. Our weather looks to be getting hot and dry, so my gardening will consist of watering and weeding, and only the occasional harvest of late spring things. Not that much will happen for a while.

So the plan will be to return to more indoor (studio) activities again. I will intersperse the blog with whatever comes into bloom, maybe in the sidebar pictures, and will take a week or so off from blogging to decide what it will be that I start doing.

Being a kind of one thing at a time person, I can't really focus on multiple diversions and expect to accomplish anything. I need to gear up for a specific activity, finding all the necessary equipment, reorganizing the space, the lighting, the seating and the music.

I recently put away my fabric, but not too far, so I am thinking it won't be fabric related stuff that I get into, at least for a while. And definitely not knitting, which seems like a more wintery thing to do here in the South.

I have been looking again at the work of Peter Alberice, and Marsha Marshall and a new-to-me wonderful representational painter, Carol Marine, so I am leaning toward painting again, at least today I think so...
I will be back with something new, including a new header (Good-bye Gardenmania) on May 28th. Have a wonderful holiday weekend, and don't forget the sunscreen!


  1. Hard to think of it as being too warm already to garden. I just picked up a few more plants today. I am hoping for the wind to let up so I can plant tonight or tomorrow.

    Checked out Carol Marine- wow, lovely, lush, saturated colours!!! Those cherries had me salivating! Can't wait to see what you come up with!


  2. thanks for the links-just wonderful. Enjoy your down-time.

  3. I can't wait! enjoy the time off...

  4. Liz in IN9:30 AM

    Great links. I especially liked Carol Marine, since I just don't *think* in completely abstract forms. Her little paintings are so beautiful--and so deceptively simple! But...the colours are *perfect* and the light is breathtaking, and the ever-so-slight abstraction is just spot-on. Wow.

    Can't wait to see what's next for Mrs. Mel! Enjoy your creative 'gear shifting'. :)

  5. OMG, I love Carol Marine's stuff too. Also, and especially, Duane Keiser. He's the one who got me started on the painting a day thing! Totally inspirational work...not that I could ever do it like he does!

    Your work is just so amazingly improved in such a short amount of time. You are so incredible. YOU DID IT! You have really inspired me to get back in the studio and keep trying!


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