Water, Skies, and Natural Landscapes from Oregon, Washington, and travels.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
THE CAT IN THE HAT SPOTS ALWAYS COME BACK
Tranquil Shadows, 6 x 8
I buy a cute purple bag/purse/thingy and take it with me to Hawaii. I carry it over a white sun shirt during a garden tour, and the purple dye stains my white shirt. Once I get home, I am able to remove the stain from the shirt. But I figure I'd better do something about the stain-producing purse. So I rinse it in cold water just to see how loose the dye is. It produces lots of purple water and stains the plastic bucket purple. I soak the purse in vinegar overnight and dump the rest of the purple water in the sink. It stains the sink purple. Now I have a purple purse, sink, and bucket. I put the purse in the washer and run it through a hot cycle. Now the washer is purple. I use a rag to wipe out the washer, but the purple doesn't come off the rubber gasket. Now I have a purple purse, sink, bucket, rubber gasket and rag. I put the purse in the dryer and run it on hot. Now I also have a purple drier. My plan is to wipe everything out with one rag and throw the rag out. Cat-in-the-Hat PLEASE tell me that this will work!
As a plein air painter, I spend many contented hours sitting in some inspiring spot with the sights and sounds of the outdoors, capturing my impressions of light and color. Back in the studio, these works expand, recreating a particular place in a special moment.
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