Monday, August 23, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
|such warm light (so clean, whoa)|
It's hard to believe we hauled everything out of this space. I'm slowly putting things back. We are going for simple, less clutter....I'll let you know how that goes (ha ha ha).
Today I whacked my two boys upside their heads for fighting over MY computer with the nearest paperback (I know, I'm nice-no hardback)....then looked down at the book, book title? I Was A Good Mom Before I Had Kids......really, I don't make this stuff up.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Posted by Beth HF at 1:59 PM
Monday, August 16, 2010
The Smiths' The Queen is Dead on repeat. 1987-wanting to be liked, noticed, having no idea what I was growing up into, 1990-wanting to leave but also wanting to stay right at home, 1992-1994-watching surfer boyfriends find their waves, but still looking for mine. Always some kind of heartbreak.
Then I was gone for so long......October 2000, I'm reading Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assasin, with sketchbooks a-scatter on a stretched beach blanket alone on a beautiful October day, a bright idea, no more trying to make a Mr. Right Guy, no more dating Mr. Wrong for far too long. I know, I'll actually try dating (imagine that). I go home (Harrisonburg at the time), make a date with a friend for THAT Friday and that was that, we've been together now for 10 years in October, so much for dating eh?
I can tell you what book I was reading when I wondered at the beach, who would I be? And I can tell you the music on repeat as to who I was wondering about. Each Duck getaway marks a certain time, young, naive, awkward, new, exciting, older, wondering, sighing, mothering, tired, branching, aching, wanting to sleep.....then new again. The beach makes me think, presents me ideas like offerings,waves wash, repeat, change, make a new decision.....move on, go home.
P.S-my entire house was torn apart while I was at the beach. All new wood floors were put in. My house looks like autumn and feels like a new start. Lots of new things happening, it's all good.
Posted by Beth HF at 2:14 PM
Saturday, August 07, 2010
|Old bookstore in Old Town Manassas (a little out of focus-who cares)|
|Farmer's Market-Old Town Manassas|
|Scarves hanging in Middleburg|
|Love the yellow umbrellas at Crysalis Winery in Middleburg (the staff not so much).|
|My little set up at La Grange in Haymarket.|
|Grapes at Crysalis. (yum)|
|Black eyed susans at Great Meadows|
|Great Meadows-love this composition-the stone walls, I so enjoyed them.|
Posted by Beth HF at 12:13 PM
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Don't have time to run down all of the crazy stuff I've gotten myself into in the past three weeks. I'm taking a graduate level painting class with VCU (intensive two weeks of painting outdoors!). The tomatoes are from the farmer's market. It's been a really long time since I have painted from life or outdoors for that matter. Aside from the fact that I come home exhausted from being outside all day, it's going really, really well. It's just the fresh air my artwork has needed.