Thursday, July 1, 2010

Well, it's July 1st and the sun is shining here in lovely Bergen. We are not having to deal with heat waves and humidity...just cool temperatures and a little less sun than we would like. No complaints, though, cause the midnight sun effect is, and will be, in place for another couple of months. Today there is another huge yacht moored off our "front yard". It is a wealthy tourist from New Zealand !! I guess that the fjords of Norway just keep attracting the rest of the world to come for a visit. This morning the helicopter landed on the back deck, with the owner onboard. Now they can plan their cruise up to the north cape-or beyond.
I feel as though the summer is getting away from me, cause it is still cool and we haven't really done anything resembling "vacation" activities yet. Heading for the USA on Monday, though, and I guess I can start to prepare myself for some heat. (Probably complain about that too!) Just wishing to see the family and friends, and get some tan.
The painting is coming along, I keep telling myself. The last paintings have been a struggle, and I am always (ALWAYS) wondering if they are worthy to be presented as finished visions. I look around the net and at other works at galleries and museums, and don't find anything that I can say that my work resembles, and I don't know if that's a good thing, or a bad thing. Something to be said for originality, I guess, but at the same time, don't know if they're increasing in qualities that I am striving for. The only solution I can see is to continue plowing on. Will be photographing the group that I will be using for the August exhibit tomorrow, so I will put one or two on this site. Got to go for now, but I'll return with more updates as I work on putting my exhibit package together. Love and peace.