“I don’t read the newspapers, I don’t watch the news.  I figure, if something important happens, someone will tell me.”  Justin Trudeau

Yes, Justin!  I have been newsless for over a month.  It feels great!

And Justin is right.  If something “important” happens ….  “Did you know that Burt Reynolds died?” my husband asked me at lunch the other day.  When I told him I didn’t know he said, “Well, there,” as if that proved some kind of point about my newsless lifestyle.

“I’m surprised someone didn’t call me,” I said.  “Burt and I were like this,” I added, making the crossed fingers gesture to infer an intimacy.  My husband, used to my sense of humor, ignored my response.

Then my husband went on to mention someone making a speech and someone else falling asleep and he started to get all worked up and started ranting and waving his arms and I said, “My point, exactly.”

So, what have I been doing with all my unsullied energy?  I’ve been plugging my head with earbuds and listening to talks on YouTube while I play in my art studio.  My favorite current activity is to draw a geometric design on a surface and paint in the different areas.  Then, I generally paste a mirror or two or three somewhere on the design.


This creation is painted on a 24×24 inch piece of styrofoam.  I finished it in about a week.  The mirror in the center is reflecting my black top.  I like metallic paints.  They glow according to how the light strikes the piece.

If something important happens, give me a call.  Leave a message.  I’m out in my studio about 4 hours everyday.  I’ll find the message when I come in to eat or read or nap with the cats.  Life is good!

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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