08/01/2004: "Crampy hand"
First off, I just re-read that entry about the song/dream that I wrote right after I woke up Sat. morning. How embarassing! It's funny how something can seem so powerful in a dream, you know, where it can feel like you've had a vision...and then later after you've had a chance to wake up a bit more, drink your coffee, take a shower...suddenly you don't feel so brilliant anymore.
I helped a friend move into a new little cabin by the ocean yesterday. It was the cutest cabin I've ever seen in my life. Right on the water, she has her kayak on the beach, she's in the woods, the cabin is an A-frame with stained glass windows in the apex of the A-frame and huge windows facing the water...including this large wooden porch. The floors were made from stream rocks and the walls and all the cabinets and shelves are made from this gorgeous solid blonde wood. I wanted to move in myself! For the first time since I bought my house almost 3 years ago I wondered if I should have looked around more.
Last night I got started painting again and used an entire 200ml tube of zinc white, just in painting the background texture. It took a lot longer than I thought it would and my hand really started cramping up. I tried wearing my wrist brace that I use when i type, but it didn't help at all and I found it difficult to paint with it on. I had to keep stopping to massage my fingers and wrist. It's so annoying. It still hurts this morning and I'm really in the mood to paint this morning. Now I'm starting to have a panic attack about what will happen if I can only paint some of the time...with two solo exhibits coming up in the next 8 months I can't afford to waste time. Especially on the weekend, which is the only time I can paint uninterrupted for long enough to really get into the groove.
Oh yah, last night while I was painting I watched Romero's "Night of the Living Day", "Day of the Dead", and "Return of the Living Dead"! I hadn't seen them in awhile and I realized more than ever the number of references to these films made in 28 Days Later.