My Day Ahead – Nov 09, 2019

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After checking today’s SilverSneakers reblog about “carry” exercise, I have some fun morning chores laid out today — get a new belt for my now saggy pants (see the new My Yesterday in Pictures post) at one of Sheila’s many store-favs, Kohl’s 😊; then onto Michaels across the road to see if I can find a 1/4 inch mop brush I like. The one’s I have right now are way too big for my current needs, lol!

After that, home for a concentrated day of art related activity – set up my new projector, see ‘bout hooking up my iPhone to it, and trying out how clear the projected images show up; plus, have to prep an 80’s abstract for delivery to my 1st art venue with Creative Arts Society since about 2010 when we moved to Galveston, then Vermont, after Sheila & I both retired (and then went on to Paris for a bit).

This abstract is unfortunately on paper, and was framed a long time ago, lol! I need to take the red metal frame apart and clean both the glass and the mat of dust etc. In the “old” days I had a full framing table set up, but not anymore! But I’ll get it done. Delivery for hanging through the end of the year is Monday morning. I’ll be sure & do pictures and a post on that after 😊

It’s supposed to be a gorgeous sunny day in the 70s!

Gonna hold the weatherman to it! 😊


Listening to Stevie Nicks (circa ‘81) – Edge of Seventeen (live & recorded versions), Rhiannon, Stop Dragging My Heart Around (w/Tom Petty), Leather and Lace (w/Don Henley – Eagles) ; Mel Carter (Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me – ‘65) ; Those Magic Changes (Grease – ‘78)

Yesterday was a brutally satisfying day of chores, early rising, the grandson, exercising, grocery stores, weather, and art material deliveries via Amazon. But I want to carry on a tiny bit more about music, carrying forward from yesterday’s My Day Ahead post (with memories of listening to Bruce Springsteen ❤️ )

Music, evidently, links areas of the brain not normally lighting up together, has parallels to cursive writing, and may by-pass parts of the brain to help folks dealing with Parkinson’s Disease!

And of course, music crosses cultures and languages across vast ages.

I believe most if not all the arts do something similar.
Speak to all people – touch us deeply.

Whether the art is visual or audible or tactile, or combinations of any of our senses and imaginations, it touches us somehow.

A visual work of art sends light waves to our eyes that touch sensors that suggest through associations within us, feelings and memories, hopes and dreams, ideas and plans.

Each art form touches us distinctly and immediately.

It is our gift. It is our treasure.

It is us…. 💕

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I do like to point out I pick my selections to showcase from my Amazon searches. May not always be the case, or wholly always the case, but for now, I prefer picking titles and book covers and gift items that just really appeal to me. There’s lots more to choose from, but only have so much room, lol! I hope you enjoy —

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  • Aging Through Covid-19, April 05, 2020
    Sunday morning at home during Covid-19 Didn’t realize what day it was til Sheila made our usual Sunday morning omelette breakfast, lol! Used to be I had to remind myself to take it easy, relax for once, though only after going for the Sunday paper, at least one grocery store, then gas for the car. And that was a relief and break from taking or picking up art from a show or art venue, multiple grocery stores per week to catch the best sales, or particular items each specializes in we “gotta have” 😊
  • Aging Through Covid-19, April 04, 2020
    Typically, most lists include 3 types of stretching (other more!) and up til recently I usually started my morning with light dynamic stretches (overheads, etc). But the last few mornings I’ve switched to static held stretches, more commonly used to cool down from a vigorous session or walk. I’ve needed that!
  • Aging Through Covid-19, April 03, 2020
    Hi everyone! Further below I finally got the time to take a quick pic of some new 6×6 watercolor work I’m doing I’m liking very much, especially in terms of establishing a new direction.
  • Aging Through Covid-19, April 02, 2020
    With a skipped day in-between, both wife and I and the 7 year old were pretty ready for a little FaceTime together, lol! He tried on superhero costumes for us and we asked him if he could resume reading his graphic novel-comic, Dog Man, with us —
  • Aging Through Covid-19, April 01, 2020
    Line to the register had the now familiar blue tape line social distancing markers for the mandate Austin put in weeks ago – back way back, early March, when SXSW was cancelled amid mixed (but now grateful) reviews. And, no one in line! Lucky us – by the time we were barely half way checked out we had 3+ people waiting behind us at the various blue strips of tape.
  • Aging Through Covid-19, March 31, 2020
    My walking, which was beginning to suffer because of pain in my legs, esp at night, has been incredibly helped by some simple shin splits stretches. The hardest part is holding the stretch for 30 seconds, lol!
  • Aging Through Covid-19, March 30, 2020
    Though generally healthy, but in the target age group for most vulnerable, Sheila and I had early on began practicing social distancing. We also ate well, better even. More veggies. More sleep – can’t tell you what a blessing that’s been for me, lol! 😊

Thanks so much everyone! 😊


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    • Yes! Intensely intricately so, I think. At some point, we are music, we are art – so very neat! ❤️ I still have, buried away somewhere, a video dvd of Stevie Nicks recording in the studio when she 1st started – so incredibly young & gifted! 😊


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