Sunday, April 19, 2009

Last Burn

Yard work is done for now. Been real rainy lately. So, I'm back in the garage changing out my garage door openers. My radio's tuned to the weekend programming on our public radio station. A bit of chill in the air, which reminds me I need to summerize (as opposed to winterize) my kerosene heater. So I've got heat, music and I'm working with my hands on a project. It doesn't even bother me that lightning caused all this trouble. It's a project that I can handle and gain some experience from. As I watch the glow of the mantle, feel the heat rise silently as I look down on it and smell the slight kerosene odor, I couldn't help think . . . SKETCH.

6 comments:

Sandy said...

Great sketch, in fact you have always got a great spread, love the sketches and your accounts! Just what a sketch journal should by (I think).

Barbara said...

Just think, John, 100 years from now your great-great-great-great grandchild will see that page and consider your treasure such an old-fashioned way of heating! Do you ever wonder who will read those journals in the way distance future? For me, that's half the fun of art journaling!

john.p said...

Actually, Barbara, I haven't. I've thought of my kids reading them, but down the road from them would be different. They wouldn't have known me like my kids do. And the elapsed time would make today antique. That WOULD be a treasure. Thanks for the thought.

winna said...

I think the sketch is wonderful---never having seen one, you did such a good drawing with the reasons you like it--that's what makes it so good.

Margaret Ann said...

Nice journal entry...great sketch! :)

Rock Kyndl said...

I feel like I'm getting a glimpse into the heartland of America when I happen upon your blog.
Great work.