|Prismacolor pencils, watercolor|
This morning Steve and I stopped by the Friday Farmers' Market and I greeted Señor Calderone in Spanish, promising him two sentences next week! I've been noticing that many of the locals chat with him in Spanish and he seems appreciative of our efforts. The language lesson is free. In the end I opted for tomatoes, onions and his gorgeous heirloom peppers.
I have Friday lunch plans for three consecutive weeks, beginning today. My Santa Rosa friends act as though they are deep in the boonies when they travel this "far," but once we all got situated we had a great time catching up with each other. I'm still not eating much, but any place that has a nice soup is perfect for me. Today's split pea was just the ticket for this lovely fall weather. I was facing the mountain so I even had a view as well.
This evening I finally had the energy to move into my kitchen "studio" table and sit up long enough to draw. I love that space - warm and cozy, the dishwasher merrily chugging away, CNN or KDFC-FM in the family room ten feet off and often, Steve is cooking. It's a scene of domesticity that makes me very happy, especially when I am in the center of it. I opened a new sketchbook and completed page one.