Today I finished work early and came home to an empty house. It was lovely. I packed up some books, stretched out on the couch, read a bit of Allen Ginsberg's The Kaddish, and listened to Jets To Brazil's Perfecting Loneliness. It was a completely peaceful moment. Then my wife came home, made a lovely dinner, minus her chipped tooth. Darn you Whole Foods and your ready to eat Edamame.
After dinner, Courtney shipped me off to studio for a bit with a thermos full of coffee. It was a great night. At studio I worked on her Christmas present, which I can't share and a pipe in the clouds piece that has been coming slowly along. After about an hour of working on the piece, I decided that it needed more color, a little pop in one direction or another. I retrieved my cobalt turquoise which I hadn't used in ages (way back in the days of the cloud constructors and my show at Lunar Boy Gallery in Astoria, OR.) After a bit of experimentation I was reminded of exactly how awesome the color was. While this isn't a terribly good photo I think you will get the idea.