As I’m walking home from the store today in the pouring rain, a white car comes speeding toward me, deviating from its normal path to veer as close to me as it can.
If there were a lot of rain in the gutter, that move would be guaranteed to kick up a wall of water that would drench me to the skin. And presumably they would drive away laughing.
Unfortunately for them, I am at a relatively dry stretch of road, so their attempted prank has no effect.
For once the universe is on MY side. Ha ha, assholes.
I did some more work on this unloved red painting and think it’s about finished now.
Red, Purple, Green by M.K. Hajdin
Ambient, photograph by Erin O’Malley. Source
I love this work from artist Erin O’Malley. Reminds me of a shimmering opal.
Today is Mary Cassatt’s birthday. Here’s a painting by her:
Two Women Seated by a Woodland Stream by Mary Cassatt. Source
While respecting the fact that she was one of the leading female impressionists and one of the few women artists most people can recognize, I have to admit that I’m a bit bored by Cassatt’s endless mothers-and-babies subject matter. She painted her world, but what a narrow world it was, with motherhood being the only possible career for so many women.
Solent Saturday by Sue McDougall
I liked the unusual composition and meditative colors of this piece by Sue McDougall.
Sue also writes about women artists. Click here to visit her blog.
Here’s a blooming black petunia to cheer the momentous occasion of getting my internet back.
Yep, they’re black. Somewhat lightened to show detail
Wall of Ice by M.K. Hajdin
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Here’s the view from my balcony this afternoon.
View from my balcony, 7 May 2013
Also, some views of my balcony garden.
White petunias on the windowsill
And some more petunias about to bloom very soon:
Blue Star petunias about to bloom
The humble petunia: so much happiness in such a small, cheap, easy-to-grow package.