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Sunday, April 22, 2012

April 14 in Roz's 2012 Fake Journal

Above: April 14 in the 2012 fake Journal. Click on the image to view an enlargement. Read below for details.

April 14, 2012 10:30 p. 
Embarrassment today with food and fire. Under nine minutes response time—I know because when the alarm went off I was looking at the stove and saw its clock, and I'd just flipped open my cell phone and seen its clock when police and fire arrived. They found me in the yard with a burnt pot of rice and my phone. (Embarrassment 10 fold—I haven't burned a pot of rice in 20 years.)
Response time not bad since the alarm company has to call—and they were quite hostile about why I didn't call first. So you try to hoist an extinguisher and dial and not get burned. Happily there is no real damage according to the firemen—except to my cooking pride. But even now, three hours later, there is a horrible smell in the house.
[Image caption] April 14, 2012 6:10 p.  window #12 on the porch looking west. A changeable day. All sunny and blue this a.m., then hazy grey, and now some darker clouds mixing in.
The journal is a 7 x 10 inch handmade journal containing Nideggen paper. The pen used is a Preppy fountain pen. The sky is rendered with gouache.


Dianne said...

I think this is my favorite "cloud" day! though dark clouds don't usually bode well for the weather, they are often the most beautiful to look at...

journalrat said...

Thanks Dianne, I enjoy painting the dark clouds too. And the past few days (which haven't been posted yet) have been full of changeable weather, blue and bright, dark and dramatic, every few minutes! The painting part of this project is the most fun.