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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 19 Apple Jack? A.K.A. Message in a Bottle

The cat woke me at 5:00 this morning. He's learned to open the bedroom door. It'd be fine if he came in, curled up and went to sleep. But no, he has to do the merengue and leap from miscellaneous pieces of furniture and generally keep people from sleeping. I put him out twice. Ron did once. But then I couldn't go back to sleep.
So, I made coffee, started the laundry and painted. Today will be a busy day, anyway, so it's good to get the daily painting in while I can.

I was thinking today would be a good day for a landscape. But then I grabbed a liquer bottle and a wine bottle when I headed for the studio. No, I wasn't planning to pop the corks that early. I had coffee. But I thought they might figure into the painting somehow. One did. Is it apple jack? Maybe. What's apple jack? A hint is in the painting.

11" x 14" Day 19, $190


  1. This a lovely painting Nan. Although I know you live in, and think about the pure center of the contintent, this looks to me like a Maine beach in the winter. I also am sure there is a message in the bottle. I do know what the message is and who sent it when, but it will be better to keep my insights to myself and leave the magic in the bottle.

  2. Feels so peaceful. I love this one too, though Jim certainly said it better!

  3. You are so right, Jim. It really does have more of a winter seascape feeling to it. I was pleased with the effect so didn't mess with it too much. I love the idea of a message in that bottle. Thanks for providing the rest of the story.