Tuesdays

Tuesdays are my busiest days of the week. I’ve started going back to painting class Tuesday mornings. I was taking a class in oil and pastels, but the lady who taught that class ‘retired’. So I had no class to go to for a while.

Recently, they started a watercolor class that I’ve been going to for a couple of weeks. Here’s a couple I started last week. I think I need to add something- any ideas?

I’ve always loved art. Wether it’s making my own, or enjoying someone elses. Painting, photography, writing, music, sculpture, dance, etc. It’s all good. 🙂

Watercolor painting is very different than oil painting. It seems harder to me because you can’t easily correct a mistake (or maybe I just haven’t learned how yet). It seems easier to me in that it’s a lot ‘looser’. You can just paint a lot faster, or at least it seems that way to me.

my latest- it’s not finished yet either

After paint class, I like to go to the movies if there’s anything interesting showing. The theatre has specials on Tuesdays. It’s only $5 for the movie and they have a $5 popcorn + drink special. If I go any other day it’s about $20!

Last week I went to see Just Mercy. Wow! I thought this was a great movie. Not one with special effects or tricks, but high drama and a very compelling story. It’s about a black lawyer (Bryan Stevenson) who graduates from Harvard and goes down to Alabama to work with death row inmates.

The film concentrates on his work with Jimmy D (Walter McMillian)- a black man who was wrongly convicted of killing a white woman in 1986. You might think that people would be glad to have justice served. Nope. It really upset me to watch this film and see how wrong I was (am). People just don’t seem to give a damn as long as it doesn’t affect them personally. It amazes me how corrupt our system (still) is- and not just for black people, tho I am absolutely positive that poor blacks get treated a lot worse than rich whites (or rich anybody).

All of the actors did a great job. Jamie Foxx and Micheal B. Jordan played the 2 main characters, they did a fantastic portrayal. I was raging and crying right along with them. I highly recommend this movie. It’s based on a true story. I’m sure there are many similar stories going on today. We still have a long way to go to achieve our ideals of a free country with liberty and justice for all. A long way. This film is a wake-up call, if enough people will see it and take it seriously.

After the movie got me all riled up last week, I went to my Tuesday night meet up of the Campaign for Liberty. We meet every Tuesday at the Wayside Pub. I haven’t been going much lately. Mostly because it’s so depressing to me. We get together and talk about all the crazy shit that’s happening around the country. The concentration has been on what an individual can do to remove themselves from the mess. Some people are seriously committed to that.

I prefer to concentrate on fixing the actual problems. Sadly, I still don’t find any solutions at those meetings. I don’t see any way to fix anything all by myself. It takes numbers and the general populace just isn’t interested in anything but having “their guy” win- regardless of how that will harm the situation in the long run.

The weekly meeting is just a social event for me now. I don’t make it a priority anymore, but I do still like to go. At least there I can talk to other people who understand my concerns. I wish more people would, but I understand how it’s so much easier to ignore it all. I just wish I could do that myself. I’m sure I’d be a lot happier.

8 thoughts on “Tuesdays

  1. I like the palm tree. Your love of art in all forms indicates a sensitive soul, thus, you feel viscerally the injustice and inequity of this world. Use that in your art.

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    • Thanks KC. I have to agree with you. Not really sure how to do that, except maybe in my writing. I do get carried away with the rants sometimes. I’ve been trying to cut down on that on here and have been avoiding Facebook because of it. I think I was pissing off too many people on my blog, tho one of the things I’m most passionate about is politics and the fact that it is used to ruin so many peoples lives instead of improving them.

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      • I’m a firm believer in that, if it’s your blog, write what you want regardless of how other people feel – it’s your ‘write’ (right) ….however,
        sometimes a little is just enough…not going over board. I – personally – write out on paper ‘rants’, get it out of my system and then maybe write a blog post that is more ‘reasonable’. I mean, you want people to ‘read you’ so serving a short rant with a teaspoon of honey may help you and the reader.
        Having said that…many, many people draw plenty of readers/followers and a loyal fan base by being an insensitive ass so you could have a future there too if that’s where you want to go/how you want to be ‘labeled’ or defined.

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      • I get it KC. It’s sometimes hard for me to walk that balancing line.
        I don’t really want to be another Rush Limbaugh, tho I actually did find him pretty entertaining.

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