Pickleball is easy to learn, and hard to play well. Buy a paddle and a whiffle ball, play indoors or out and get beaten by crafty shots from your Grandmother. The court is small so you can talk to your partner or opponent without yelling. You’ll have a lot of laughs! A dink is a soft shot where the ball barely clears the net; to poach is to cross over into your partner’s area to play a ball in a doubles game; and the dreaded Volley Llama is when a player attacks a ball in the kitchen, a no-volley zone. Try it ! It is a nice complement for those static hours spent at the easel.
My new painting rack is perfect. Display the latest ‘square’ on the top, then move it down till it is touch dry. Then, take the painting and protect it with a satin finish coat of Gamvar, then back on the rack till it is sold and shipped.
Anna is with us, so any routine is on hold while we eat, bike and shop. My Ridley Fenix has gained approval, and after a minor tweaking at the bike shop we have been out in nice warm summer weather. Anna has come from a neuro-science seminar in New York. She is one of the youngest rising stars, and our favorite!
Classes at South Franklin Circle are on hold till we gain approval from the new management. We will miss the ease, comfort and convenience of the facility but a few students come regularly to my studio. The rest of the time, I’m Dailypainting.