Artists Need to Create…

For someone who doesn’t stray far from home, I seem to have quite the busy little life. I suppose no matter where you live there is always something going on, and observant writers, photographers, and artists try to catch as much of it as possible.

Last week, our daughter Dee came to visit, and we celebrated our birthdays. Hers is in October, and Clif and I have birthdays in September. What a time we had! We went to three movies; ate dinners at a Thai and Mexican restaurant (not the same place); had fires in our fire pit, where we made S’mores; got together with friends; and went to two terrific art exhibits at Colby College and Bates College. Have I left anything out? I don’t thinks so.

Dee left yesterday, and now it’s time to hunker down and work on my fantasy novel Out of Time. I am at 70,000 words, and I might have been a wee bit optimistic about when I would finish.Β  I had hoped it would be by the end of September, but now it looks like it won’t be until some time in October. (Still ahead of schedule. My original goal was to finish by December.) Therefore, I’m going to resume blogging—yes, I have missed it—albeit on a somewhat limited scale with more images than words and perhaps featuring posts from other blogs.

Anyway, here is today’s image, taken at the fabulous Colby College Museum of Art.

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39 thoughts on “Artists Need to Create…”

  1. What a fun post! Birthdays, Good food, art and movies—oh my! Also visits and wonderful sharing… Birthday blessings for the year ahead and best wishes for a beautiful book birthing!❀

  2. This is a good reminder that we should pay attention to what’s going on in our own home regions, and take advantage of it! Happy birthdays to all!

  3. I’m a September birthday too, such a lovely month for a birthday! Glad you all three had such lovely celebrations. And doesn’t it just go to show that it’s not necessary to stray too far from home to appreciate life 😊

  4. Worth moving your deadline back a little to spend time with your daughter especially as you’ll still be ahead of your original date.

    1. I don’t have everything planned out, but I always know how a book will end. I don’t think a pause changes anything, but then again, I will never know. πŸ˜‰

  5. Birthday wishes to everyone. It’s great when all have similar interest πŸ™‚
    Hope this nice break will give you good positive vibes to concentrate on work.

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