September 24th, 2009

Creative Joyous Cat

Desktop Wallpaper Meme

Right now I have a photo of my gorgeous daughter getting her 8th grade diploma.  She's now a Junior in HS and doing very well, but likes her privacy, so I'm not going to publish the picture.  Sorry.  But she's wearing a gorgeous (and way-grown-up--I don't think my high-school graduation dress looked that grown-up) blue dress and is wering her cords from being in the National Junior Honor Society, and a huge smile.  So is the Principal.

So were her parents and other assorted family members, though we're not in the photo.

In the past, I've had various Susan Seddon Boulet paintings, and my habit at work was to find a landscape-type picture of something that I hadn't been satisfied with my results when I tried to paint it to stare at for a while.  The one that was my desktop when I was laid off was a very rocky stream, with rocky banks, in sunlight, so I spent at least a few moments every day looking at how sun and shade and water and moss all affect how rocks (sharp rocks, smooth rocks, wet rocks, dry rocks) look.