Sunday, February 10, 2008

Weekenders

Don't know about you but the weekend was full. I got to finish my book "Enduring Love" by Ian McEwan. Just a really fast read that keeps you guessing til the end. Unusual story and magnificent writing. Not your typical romance novel. Lots of descriptions about the narator's feelings, the places and situations he's in. You have a good sense of being right inside his mind and living the story right along with him. I was happy to be done with it I couldn't wait to know how all that was going to end. I have already started another book "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. I have been wanting to read this for quite some time.
I also spent time in the studio. More throwing things around really. I feel pretty bad about as slow things are progressing but I just turn around a lot in there cogitating and being depressed. Here it is .... You judge!!! I need to really buckle down this week. Went to see the movie "There will be blood" with Daniel Day Lewis. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809720590/trailer His performance is really remarquable. It is hard to completely hate this character and believe that he is truely bad but... he is! I would have like to have more background info's about his life growing up and in some of the years that are not covered. What made him the man that he was. Anyway I won't see it again but it was a good movie.
Today I went hunting for a Webcam. My friend Nancy has asked me to get on Skype now that she is a snow bird so we can talk and see each other. Well I got a little one that clips on the top of my laptop. Really small so I can take it along on trips. It has a microphone incorporated so no need of an extra hardware to carry around. So I am ready for a skype call...
Curt and I went to see the ice sculptures in Anchorage by the Performance Art Center. I believe that night time is a lot prettier with color lights shinning through the ice, I will have to go in the evening and check that out. (a Cyclop) Those are not the most detailed ice scuptures that we have had in the past years but they were a few fun ones where you could sit or interact with for camera purposes. It was another super cold day. We were really bundled up. There is a skating rink right in the middle of the park. the ice is solid and very sleek. Kaladdi Brothers (Local Coffe Shop) was ready for us for a cup of Red Goat (my favorite of their blends) with a chocolate muffin. Not bad, not bad at all! So another weekend done. I also got to talk to Paule. She just had a serious 6 hours surgery and is doing good. So that was excellent to hear. I just love her. I have done a little watercolor card to cheer her up today. Well that is a wrap up!!! literally!

3 comments:

Nanc said...

Roxane......

I really think you need to bring some of that stuff from your studio down to my empty studio in GJ! Oh my goddess!

roxanestoner said...

You are right Nancy! Be careful though for what you wish for...ahhahah.

Deb H said...

Your studio looks like mine right now. I keep shifting piles around. I want to clean soon, but can't find the time for it to be my priority.

I saw the ice sculptures downtown one night a few weeks ago. They are beautiful when lit up by the colored lights at night. My DH didn't want to stop for pictures though, so I didn't get any. I'm glad you did.