I have to report that I’ve had a rather un-traditional July 4 holiday.
First, I hadn’t been invited to any July 4 shenanigans, and I didn’t feel like searching any out. So instead I largely spend the day alone.
Well, with my furry family, anyway…
For lunch I went to Taco Bus and ordered a pescado quesadilla. It was a nice substitution for hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill…
I did get to see quite the fireworks show inspired by Mother Nature, since she sent an energetic thunderstorm our way.
However, I haven’t watched one man-made firework.
Instead I like to think I’ve created my own fireworks by painting (below). It’s the biggest one I’ve ever completed: 18″x24″. I bought the canvas at discount, and I couldn’t turn it down for the price. But it had been staring at me, empty, on my easel for awhile. I took care of that throughout the day today!
I’ve been drawing a bunch during classes I’ve been taking (example below). They are a modification of zentangles. They are really fun to draw, and I thought I would try a paint-based interpretation. I’m rather pleased with how the painting turned out.
The final non-traditional component of my July 4 celebration was drinking Canadian whiskey (Crown Royal) from a Japanese cup while painting. A delicious substitution for brewskies.
I did watch the movie Independence Day, so I guess that counters some of my less traditional choices on this day.
I guess I’ll end this post the way it began: non-traditionally. One of my favorite songs of freedom remains Jewel’s “Life Uncommon.” It’s not one of the first songs one thinks of when Independence Day comes up, but I think it is a powerful song of true freedom. Enjoy.
And, Happy Independence Day, no matter how you celebrated.