Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jury Duty
One of the rare duties that regular citizens are called to participate in, is the jury process. I moved to Tazewell County in Illinois some 19 years ago and have not been selected in the random process of jury selection, until this last week.
Following the orders on the form I reported to the jury room at 8:30 AM ( Ipad in hand - thank goodness) to wait most of the morning until they started calling names to line up single file down the center of the room around 11:30. Then after they get about 15 of us in line they tell us to report back at 1:20 - we can go to lunch.
After lunch I was walking back and received a call from the jury office asking my ETA - they were going to send us out as soon as we reported back - that turned out to be at 2:00.
Finally made it to the courtroom and after being questioned about very random things, was sworn in and told to report the next day - thankfully I was in the first group as the next day I was told the others didn't get out till nearly 5:00.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Off to a Good Start
Sometimes it is difficult to get going on things - when talking to my art friends - we somewhat agree that life is cyclical. Sometimes your on top of the wave - sometimes your paddling like crazy to get up from the bottom.
You start to appreciate the times when you are"in the zone", every stroke is productive, things happen, and they are good things.
Working on this canvas I can feel it - the push that everything is working together- It doesn't matter what I'm painting - It will turn out spectacular.

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