Yesterday, my 8 a.m. Communication Law class got cancelled. I was so stoked because going that early to that class is dreadful. I have not had a class be cancelled in ages. A little treat when it does happen.
Secondly, my Intermediate Drawing class met downtown and we watched how these super amazing pastels that we use in class were created from scratch. Thanks Carl from Mount Vision! It was a lot of fun watching he created a cool shade of green.
I had about an hour and a half to kill in between courses, so I walked around downtown Tampa and got a delectable gyro. I ate my gyro in peace along the Hillsborough River and enjoyed the little speck of shade I could find on such a sunny and bright day.
Finally, my Beginning Photography class met at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts and the Tampa Museum of Art, which were also downtown. We discussed the different exhibits from the vintage Indian photographs to a light installation by Leo Villareal and looked around quite a bit. At the end in the Tampa Museum, there was delicious gelato! I got the peanut butter flavor. Such a nice cap off to a great day of classes.
A lovely thought came to my mind when I woke up this morning:
Life is hilarious in so many ways and truly beautiful when you look at all the possibilities ahead of you. So, make it an effort to see the beauty in everything, even if you are looking at a huge pile of garbage. Look at the forms, the contours, lines and shadows. Look deeper into the color; it’s not simply one shade. Look at everything closely and you will see the possibilities and will be amazed by its profound beauty.
I love PostSecret. Have been an avid Sunday reader and always look forward to Sundays because there are always new postcards published. I especially loved this one for this week:
It reminds me of my friend Sarah Bacon. She turns 23 today! She also has amazing tattoos of gnomes on her legs and for some reason this made me think of her earlier this week. I met Sarah whilst working at summer camp and we routinely contact each other every week and she makes me smile! Thank you Sarah for the smiles and ridiculous laughs.
So I was looking up at the sky this evening in Tampa and realized how much I miss stargazing. The city is not the best locale sadly, due to light and pollution. I miss being in the mountains of North Carolina during the summertime. It was when I had time to meditate just by looking at the twinkles and flickers from all the minuscule dots of light.
My mind tonight went to one of my favorite paintings of all time, Starry Night by van Gogh. The painting uncovers and explores the stars’ ability to twinkle. Also, it seemed fit for what a beautiful night. Tampa is cooling a down a little bit and I am actually feeling what autumn presumably should feel like. I just wish I was able to see the stars tonight.
Totes wished we had a ferris wheel tonight at our annual USF Homecoming Carnival. It’s the BEST ride of a carnival. It’s sacrilegious to NOT have one. Whoever forgot that little piece of information should be shunned. I said my piece. Peace.
Everything I did today had some sort of connection to water. My drawing seemed to be aqueous-like to the class. I spilled water all over the floor in the Marshall Center, making it it slippery. I swim so many laps in the pool earlier this evening. I am a Scorpio, which is a water sign. Water is just attracted to me. For something so vital to our being, it’s odd that I do not notice it as much as I probably should. I take it for granted. Thank you water for being around.