WWM: Day 7 Firework


I did this to commemorate our 4th of July — I do one every year.
Ours is a unique night, and often includes a night or two before.
This is because we conserve institutional and private antiquities for a living;
irreplaceable, sometimes.  Our neighborhood is deserted during holidays… which is troubling because on the 4th if becomes a place for legal and illegal fireworks and shows.
We camp in our studio for 1-3 nights, don’t get much sleep,
and stay vigilant about possible fires.
We don’t call the Portland Police because they will not come,
but if a fire started we’d call the Fire Department.

Before this our 4th was about watching to see if the stupid legal or illegal fireworks
would burn our home down in Southern Oregon.
In fact, it has been thirty years since I’ve had fun on the 4th —
Going to a legal and fun fireworks display on Santa Monica Pier.
For thirty years it has been watching for fires.

Which also brings me to how I am using my D&S Sketchbook…
Mostly for journaling.  And because of the family issues I am writing about,
and issues of dementia and so forth, I’m not publishing those pages.
They are too personal or about living people.

“Paint as you like and die Happy!*”

Want to join in the fun?
Use the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth
when you post your drawing on any platform,
and add your watercolor to the gallery!
And come join Doodlewash…
find you tribe…  I’m there!

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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