Monday, November 22, 2010

The coming of the end of a season.

Thunder rumbled through, this morning. Our last warm day and I still am trying to finish those outside chores. Yesterday, despite my good intentions nothing on the list, MY LIST got done. Instead I was doing WHAT? Honestly, I know I was busy but for the life of me I can hardly remember what I did or have anything notable to show for it.
I did manage to put some layers on three different art projects, up in the studio while I was helping Zeus hang Christmas wreaths on the outside of the barn walls. It's not the way I like to work but I had to seize the moment.
Zeus finished putting glass block in this rather large finished hole we had in the front room wall.
Originally, we thought we would do something exciting. Well, to be truthful we really didn't have a clue what we were going to do, maybe stained glass? For nine years there remained an opening between the living room and the masterbath. Yeah, well, it made it interesting when company came to stay. My quilt buddies, when they came for quilt camp, thought it was strange but something that would never bother a boy.
It looks wonderful now. Zeus did a marvelous job. I'll take a picture later and show you. It looks very Art Deco and it fits with the house. Frank Lloyd Wright would be proud, let's in lots of natural light into an interior bathroom.
Clean up didn't take as long as I thought it would. I get a little stressed out when Zeus starts in on a project. He does great work but worrying about making a mess isn't something that even registers on his radar.
I gave the John Lennon movie, on PBS, Lennon Naked, a shot last night. Frankly, I really didn't know that much about him except for his relationship to the Beatles and Yoko. From the hour that I watched I still don't think much of him, as a person. Didn't quite like him, at all. The show concentrated on him, not his music but his relationships with people, his wife, son, press, world and of course Yoko. There is another part on tonight but I think I can find something else to do with my time. This little bit of history really doesn't need to be in my brainbank.
Zeus and I saw the third movie, in the series, called The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest. Good movie. Again, all three movies were good because they were foreign, unknown, to me actors and scenery. But, honestly, I would tell people to read the books, in this case there is so much wonderful information, in those books that had to be cut or adjusted for the movie. You'll get much more enjoyment from the books.
Mary and her friend saw the new Harry Potter. My little wild child, now a mother was upset because 10 year old kids and under, were in the theater and THIS movie was violent, she said. Good vs BAD and the BAD IS BAD. She said SHE would see is again, the theater was so crowded when she and her friend got there they had to sit in the second row. Not the best row for viewing.
But, she would advise parents to be careful about taking some kids and some ages to see it. As she put it reading the book, is one thing, you determine how violent you want the image in your mind but when it's on the big screen and it's somebody else's idea it can be too much.
I absolutely, ABSOLUTELY have to get to my TO DO list. With snow in the forecast for Wednesday I can't put this off any longer. Oh my.
:)Bea Always be creating in your mind. Find creative ways to do whatever it is your are doing.
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  1. Anonymous9:08 AM

    Beautiful top photo! I've heard about the new HP movie being more violent. Can't believe you are going to have snow! Was walking last evening under the full moon which reminded I'm a whole month behind on my art dolls...just posted October's. Must get moving on November before I'm walking under December's full moon!

  2. I'll have to go check it out and post tomorrow about visiting your blog to see it. It seemed like such a good idea at the time but the months have just gotten away from me. Good for you to be out walking. I've started another blog to deal with lifestyle changes, check it out, if you are interested.

  3. We have been threatened with snow too. I'll be in the UK and they are definitely going to have some. Brrrr.

    John Lennon was a strange, but very talented man. I had a close friend who lived a few doors from me in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire and her husband is a Liverpudlian. He now runs John's old house there and looks after it and shows people round. Not long ago Yoko visited and he and his wife had their photo taken with her. She looked serene. Now his wife looks after Paul McCartney's house! I really must go and see them but I wouldn't watch that film. Not my style and he was rather rude at times. He didn't suffer fools gladly.

    Until I get back from the UK, take care friend.

  4. I will have to rent the John Lennon film from Netflix...he was a talented man and I really do not know very much about his private life. You two amaze me with your endless energies. The snows will arrive after the Turkey day here... I am just going to take my time slowly around town when the ice moves in...go ahead and pass me if you wish :O)! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  5. i was thinking the kids who started with Harry Potter have grown up now and are ready for the slightly more violent tone of it. So it's fine for them.

    For the youngest set it's too violet. They need to stay home. And for me, I was disappointed anyway. Not nearly magical enough.

  6. I jumped in my seat several times during the HP movie, and even covered my eyes a couple times...but it was a great movie all the same!
    Hmm, we could use some rain down this way, it's been far too long!
    Happy creating, and Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Hi Bea, I've been M.I.A. in the Blogworld for a while,,,,doing some of those chores you mentioned. I dread the 's' word,,,brrr, I so hate the cold, but at least we have no snow forcasted. Was beautiful yesterday and today, so worked outdoors.
    I've read all of the "Girl,,," books and enjoyed them. I don't do movies often, and I'm probably the only person on the planet who hasn't read H.P.