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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Unfurling Palms

My granddaughter and I attempted to walk home from her school. It's about five or more miles? Anyway, longer than I'd expect for her to make it. We took our time, rested, had a snack, rested, took pictures...we never would have seen these unfurling palms riding by in a car! Crazy compacted palm branches about to stretch out! I'd like to do a timed video of the branch unfurling, then play it backward in slow motion.

She liked the walk, we did about three very slow miles, but had grampa, our back up driver, come pick us up. We may try it again.

I'm painting again--working just about an hour a day... it will get finished slowly but surely--my word for the day--slow


Sheila said...

Wow! I've never seen anything like this before. Thanks for sharing and I'm glad to read you're back painting!

Chris Beck said...

Amazing!! The top image is just fantastic!! We do miss so much in our hurried lives now, don't we? I like your new mantra -- slow. Think about the tortoise and the hare!!

Martha Miller said...

Those are CRAZY!!! So beautiful! Take it slow, man. Solid SLOW...

Susan Beauchemin said...

Thanks Sheila! It's good to paint again. I think I was letting my diminished time knock me over before I even tried to begin. Just don't hold your breath to see the finished painting!


Hi Chris, we really do! I love walking for seeing the details!


Hi Martha, Solid Slow Sounds Superb!

Dean Grey said...

This looks absolutely stunning, Susan!

I didn't know palms unfurl like this!

Glad to hear you started painting again too, even if just for an hour or so!


Susan Beauchemin said...

Thanks Dean, It truly felt good to start another painting--I'm glad not to be in the Daily Painters, only because I'd have that guilt of not doing a painting a day--Geeze--a painting a day for me now would not even be possible!