Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The New Doctor Who

I have to be honest. I was concerned that I would be disappointed with the new season of Doctor Who. With another actor replacing Matt Smith, I didn't know what to expect. I read a lot of articles that said Peter Capaldi was much darker, and had a turbulent relationship with his lovely young companion, Clara Oswald (who is played by Jenna Coleman, of whom I am a fan). So I was a little worried that my adoration for this show would fizzle.

Boy, was I wrong. Holy epic win, Batman, it is OUTSTANDING.

So much, in fact, I actually like Season 8 more than Season 7. Both actors are great individually, but Peter and Jenna are absolute perfection as a team. They are now in my top three favorite Doctors/Companions of the entire canon, and that's really saying something.

So gorgeous.

We're headed toward episode six in the season, and every character has been strong and memorable so far. That's not always the case, but I honestly like every character at the moment. I am hoping the last half of the season will maintain its momentum and keep us on the edge of our seats. There is a rumor of Jenna leaving the series in a huge way at Christmas, which will rip my Whovian heart out, but I can't wait to see what happens.

Don't leave me, Clara. Don't do it girl.

I'm a member of several local Doctor Who groups on the gulf coast, and I've had a blast analyzing each episode and throwing theories out there to the fandom. I even made the trip to Gautier and watched the premiere at a gaming shop that was showing it on their big screen TV. The best part about that night was my first photo in a BBC officially licensed TARDIS!

I was in full-blown geek mode. I'd say forgive me for the bad pic, but I'm not sorry.

Indy 500, my rolling walker, was a couple of steps outside camera range. Glad I didn't break my neck getting in and out of the police box. That would have been a heck of a way to go.

Two days later, Indy and I drove to Gulfport and went to the theater to watch it again with other Whovians. It was a sold out event!

Doctor Who is a wonderful, positive force in the entertainment world. I'm glad I get to share a planet with it. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sweet Retreat Art Exhibition Pics

(Photos were taken prior to the opening.)

Bio and FAQ

Oils and Acrylics

Charcoal, Ink, Acrylics, and Colored Pencil

Lovely sandwiches, cookies, and punch were offered to the guests. Sorry I didn't a pic of it, but it was all on that table on the far right.

A surprising favorite was my Graphic Autobiography. This was a Typography project from college.

About 40 people signed the guestbook, which is a perfectly fine number for someone who is unknown and having their first showing. It was wonderful to see family, friends, and former students come together. I was on my walker, but I handled it pretty well. The exhibit is up through the end of the month, so I look forward to reading my guestbook to see who else stopped by for a visit.

I'm grateful to Ina Thompson Moss Point Library for hosting my art, and for all of the support.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I'm here, sort of!

I swear I'll catch up on my blogs. The last month has been a whirlwind. Plenty to talk about, and I will soon. There may even be pictures.

The art reception was nice. Small crowds are the best kind of crowds. It was great to see old faces and new. Certainly a memorable experience, and I appreciate the library for hosting my work through the remainder of the month.

The Mac (whose name is now Bessie) is still down for the count. I'm using a hand-me-down Acer tablet, of which I am extremely grateful. I have such thoughtful friends who come to my rescue often, bless them. It's a relief to not be disconnected from the world, in fact, I can do quite a lot on this thing. It's just taking some getting used to. Bessie Mac is headed to a service center next month, hopefully.

Hard to believe Autumn is nearly here. My muscles are already showing tremendous opposition to the weather changes. MDA and Renal clinics are coming up in 3 weeks.

I promise I'll be back asap.