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I know: it’s okay to take a break and step away from things, even your hobbies and passions. But I do worry that “I don’t feel like painting tonight” very quickly turns into “I haven’t painted in weeks/months.”

All signs point to needing to choose a better instance to live on, but they all seem closed and anyway I just want to use my own domain. Hopefully is able to scale up effectively soon. I don't love the idea of paying for my social media handle, but I super don't love the idea of having to host my own instance.

Scarlet Witch

So: This post on my site should (theoretically) automatically be published to Mastodon. Cool? Now it looks like I just have to find a better instance to be on than

Chris Evans

The next iteration

I get bored of tinkering with my website and walk away for like, a month, and suddenly I'm running an outdated version of Kirby (by multiple versions) with plugins that are also multiple versions behind. Also, my comment form has been found by the spam bots. Seems I have a bit of work to do!

First Fruit

Canoeing in Harrison Lake

The one that got away

Cute critters

Hibiscus in a Swimming Pool

Did a quick little painting in my sketchbook tonight, and looked back at what my paintings looked like a year ago, and a year before that. I don’t often think that I’ve gotten any better at making art, but looking at my older paintings, even I can see how much I’ve improved. Practice definitely makes progress.

Happy Zeus Day!

Is it too soon to start planning next year's garden? Yes, I know it's August.

Sports car in gouache

It’s really quite expensive to be into three different paint mediums at the same time, but I’m sure the people at the art supply store love me.

At least someone gets to enjoy the sunshine

Star Forming Region: NGC 3324 in Carina Nebula

Boats and boat views