My first thought is to wonder how time gets away from me. That being said, the answer is probably that I spend more time conversing on Facebook since it's so interactive. A recent post by a friend in Anchorage brought what amounted to a firestorm of comments. She posted a photo of an empty toilet paper roll with a full roll sitting on top of it with the question that went something like, "Why am I the only one who knows how to do this?" There were a lot of comments, primarily indicating that this is a similar circumstance in most households. They ranged from "Just change it! It only takes 3 seconds!" to "I'll get to it eventually." So what's important here? When we lived in Kodiak, Alaska, fishermen getting ready to head out for the season would sweep the shelves clean in the grocery stores to stock their boats for weeks. This meant staples- all of them-would be in short supply until the next barge arrived from Seattle. There are countries that don't have toilet paper at all. The importance of so simple a question leads me to wonder as well how much time we all spend pondering things that do- or don't- matter and to figure out a way to recognize what's truly worth the time it takes to get excited over- what? I'm glad my friend posed the question, glad for the fun exchange of comments, and even more glad for an opportunity to come up with an attempt at humor with a little sketch.
Welcome! This is a separate blog from my Skywriting page which features my aviation art. Here there'll be a focus on the other work that I do- landscape, still life, animals, florals, and even fabric art. Thanks for checking!
My husband and I live in the Pacific Northwest. Before moving here in 2006, we lived on Kodiak Island in Alaska for 23 years. There, I worked in an art gallery, commercial fished (only for a summer), and taught art at Kodiak College for nearly 18 years. My specialty is aviation art, and I am a member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, the Canadian Aviation Artists Association, NorthWest Air Force Artists and the Coast Guard and Air Force art programs. I have won some cool awards from places like ASAA, Simuflite/Flying Magazine and Aviation Week and Space Technology and have done some work for Alaska Magazine, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Alaska Airmen's Association. I love painting airplanes, but find doing occasional still life and landscapes a fun diversion. Additional diversions are singing with a Sweet Adelines chorus and tap dancing. Boredom is not in my vocabulary.