07/19/2005: "Safe and sound"
I'm in DC, (well, Arlington to be exact). I left Juneau at 3:20 in the afternoon yesterday and just arrived at Dulles International at 7:30am this morning. There's a 4 hour time difference from Alaska and about 40 degrees temperature/humidity difference.
Rick lives with his boyfriend Andrew in a very adorable 2 story brick house with hard wood floors and everything stylish and perfect. I have the basement to myself, a wireless laptop, flatscreen TV and fan. The air conditioning is set to 78 degrees...by Alaskan standards a real scorcher. There's supposed to be a thunder storm tonight...I really hope there is as we don't get them in Juneau.
Some final thoughts on my show...well, I was trying to finish up all the paintings before I left and I should know better than to try and work when I'm in a hurry like that. I made some things much worse. As i mentioned before, I made major (horrible) changes to the sleeping fiddler painting. Others still need major revamping. The woman sleeping with cat had something off about the angle of her face so I redid it and now the angle looks right but her face looks bright red...
The only painting I feel *really* good about is the woman playing bass on the beach. (the landscapes are all finished as well) but the other ones with figures will still need major work. Plus I didn't finish the frames or title cards or mail invitations or any of the other hundreds of things I promised myself I'd finnish before leaving. Ah well...I'm going to just try and relax and not think about it. I'm on vacation after all!!!