Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Windy, 60 degrees

Today is the first day it has actually felt like fall.  I have long pants AND a sweatshirt on, and I have been drinking hot tea.  (Those of you who know me well won't be surprised by any of this information.)  I am known for being cold, generally speaking.  The wind has actually died down a bit from earlier today, but it's still windy enough that being outside isn't especially pleasant.  I have been awake since 5:30 am.  I thought I needed extra sleep, so I went to bed early last night. 

It might just be one of those curl-up-with-a-good-book kind of days.  I am currently reading a book called Started Early, Took my Dog by Kate Atkinson.  It is a mystery, which I don't usually read.  I checked it out because of the title.  It's a thoroughly enjoyable book.  I was going to find a good quote for you, but if I open the book, I will end up just reading it instead of finishing today's post.  You'll have to take my word for it when I say it's worth the read.  What are you reading right now? 

"Attraction."  Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.  ©Karine Swenson 2011


Annie said...

I am between books, too busy right now to start a new one, perhaps this weekend. It is getting chilly here too.
This painting is very fun and it makes me smile, and I do so love circles and ovals :-).

Bonnie Brady said...

The Best American Travel Writing 2010.

Anonymous said...

I like "Attraction," it's delightful.

On my iPhone I'm reading "The Summer of Naked Swim Parties" by Jessica Anya Blau. It's about the summer of 1976 and some teenage girls and their fun summer.

On my Kindle I'm reading, "What's a Ghould to Do?" by Victoria Laurie. Basically it's a gal who is a ghost buster and she helps get dead folks off to their final destination. I didn't pick this one, my book club did.

Thanks for the postcard, that was a nice surprise. CONGRATS on your Kindle purchase. You'll find it so easy to carry everywhere you go.

And happy cooler weather. I'm lovin' the coolness.

Keep on Blogging, cuz you know we're reading it!

Deb Ammerman said...

I like "Attraction" ... it feels happy... and is pleasant to look at. Great color choices. I don't think I would have the patience to work with oils. One of the reasons I like pastels so much is that there is very little drying time (even when I do a wash, because I use rubbing alcohol). Plus right now I have very limited studio space, I plan to fix up a space in my basement (it has full windows so light is not an issue)... but for now I am working in my home office.

I am reading a book called "The Girl Who Played With Fire" by Stieg Larsson. I already read "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"... that was the first book in the series, and their is a third book called "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest". The books are pretty violent... but real page turners.

ArtPropelled said...

Reading lots of poetry at the moment. The book next to my bed... Thirst by Mary Oliver.