Today I finished another study of the sky/mountain/water scene that I have been doing since London. This one is more colorful. It may be the last one I do of this motif. I’ve worked it with many different ideas and want to move on to something else.
My big project today was to put new strings on the ukulele. This requires some patience.
After the strings were installed I spent a few hours gradually tuning them, which means checking them every 30 minutes or so to see how much they’ve stretched. When they were staying in tune for at least one song I took the uke and my music over to Montcabrier’s ancient church. The inside is quite basic – just a large stone box with some plastic chairs and wooden benches. I played, sang, and tuned the uke for quite a while. At one point some people came into the church (visitors are common during fete weekends). I apologized and stopped playing, but they asked me to continue. I played the Brahams’ Lullaby which is one of the songs Ukestra Seattle is playing so it fit in with my practice.
We also a a brief, but violent storm today. It blew and rained horizontally for about 15 minutes. Since then we have seen gradual clearing. Now back to some painting and then dinner. What a life!