Sunday, February 8, 2009

I see a red wall and I want to paint it teal

Friday night was the opening of the Teeny Tiny Art Show IV at the Three Graces Gallery! Kate (who had an opening at Nahcotta the same night), Shauna, and I played in Portsmouth, ate at The Portsmouth Brewery, and had tea, coffee, and hot chocolate in a cafe for two hours. It was a very lovely evening.
And it might be hard to tell, but on Saturday I cut my hair! Seven inches off and I'm back together with my bangs. Plus a new feather fascinator from LoveMely.
Right now I am eating pizza with rosemary on it. 
I think I'm ready for winter to be over. It's putting me in a lull creativity-wise. Time doesn't seem to move at this time of the year. Days kind of just blend into each other. I'm anxious for a new feeling. 
I have one painting to finish and three ideas in my head. I've been doing so much work for shows that I haven't had time to focus on my personal work. I look forward to finishing them all up.
I'm still reading Foxfire. I've finished two other books while trying to make it through this one! It's like so many other old books in that seemingly mundane characters are introduced and described for five straight pages. I like Seton's writing because it reminds me of Sarah Orne Jewett (just a little) - the feeling that you've shown up in a place that certainly existed before you got there. But other than that, I'm actually finding the book pretty old-fashioned in its views of women (even though it was written by a woman) and very slow moving.
Soon I'll be on a biography of Zelda Fitzgerald. And that will be very nice.
Love, 
Amanda

2 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Thanks for showing pictures of the show, looks like it was a nice showing. Wish I could have gone.

Debbie

Amanda Atkins said...

thank you debbie! I hope you can come next time.