Leaves and Berries Laurie Fox Pessemier acrylic/paper 17 x 25" 41 x 63cm 325.00
|The fog has rolled into Roccamalatina: one can barely see across the street. It’s a yearly occurrence starting in November, and adds a spot of intrigue. Lights glow softly from houses, bars, and passing cars. I decided to hang the Christmas lights on the front porch.|
Fall View Blair Pessemier acrylic/canvas 18 x 15"46 x 38cm 450.00
|It wasn’t just the fog that got me going. Across our side street, a man was getting his fir trees topped and trimmed. “Wow,” I said to Blair, “that would make a great Christmas tree.” After walking Harika, Blair stopped by the tree trimming site. He came home with lots of branches, and the tree trimmer himself carried over the tree.|
The tree-trimmer fears there will be “no Christmas” this year – “that’s why I am celebrating now,” I told him. Chance encounters with the tree trimmer, the dog walkers, the curious passers-by are a part of life I really like: talking to people different than me.
Chance Encounter Blair Pessemier acrylic/canvas 13 x 17" 33 x 41 cm 450.00
|We decided to stand the tree outside. It’s at least nine feet tall. We have a gazillion apples and pears lying about the yard. I push a wire through the core of the fruit to create a new “hanging” stem. I found a nice bunch of hop vines to make a garland. Fading fall roses add color. It’s an ongoing project. I love that kind of adventure, finding doodads at the side of the road that I can bring home and hang on the tree. |
Fall Decoration Laurie Fox Pessemier acrylic/canvas 32 x 24" 81 x 61cm 625.00
|I talk to people every day, via skype or zoom, or some device. My absolute favorite interaction is Sunday night with the Salon – so many fellow non-linear-thinkers (aka artists) kibitz on zoom. But there is nothing like bumping into a new body in person. My favorite encounters include talking to a piano player (we shared a favorite song, “Just a Gigolo”) in Virginia Beach, Virginia; our late friend, Bill, asking a girl on the Paris subway, “what do you like best about your neighborhood?”; picking up a black woman standing under a bridge on a rainy highway and driving her 200 miles to Greensboro, NC. These things just aren’t happening right now.|
Emilia Romagna has gone “orange” for Covid alert. All restaurants and bars will be closed except for takeout. The pizza house owner, across the street, having sold us a pizza just two weeks ago, is dead from Covid. We can’t leave our community. Walking is discouraged, although luckily we have Harika. Who knows, maybe I’ll find a new decoration?
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