Friday, March 28, 2008
Friday night is here. My last night in Shonto. I love this place and I hate leaving; I hate leaving Gradschoolnothing, the beautiful people here (Navajo are lovely), the clear air, and I hate leaving the lack of responsibility... although I have been grinding through masters research this week (at least 30 hours of work this week). I have found ample time for playing Kid Icarus and sketching despite the masters beast riding on my conscience. All told this week has given me time to center my life and get back to a healthy routine. I think I can step back into teaching with a burst of joy. I miss Walla Walla but I could skip town with a smile...provided my beloved people decided to move out here with me. The one thing I don't hate about leaving is I get to see my beloved people soon. I will post some trip sketches and photos soon. Photos huh. What a concept.
The second image is a painting I did a few hours ago of the Anasazi ruins in Navajo Monument. I love the one Gradschoolnothing did (top) and I think the two convey a complete picture of what we saw from 500 feet above the canyon floor. My painting begins with the hollow on the left side of his. This place is heaven. Especially the Navajo burgers.