I placed 14,997th in the Bolder Boulder, with a 10:05 pace. I'm pretty happy with that, oddly enough :)
The Bolder Boulder was such a success! Over 50,000 people participating in an event that is at once communal and yet, at the same time is so individual. This was my ninth Bolder Boulder and it is always a phenomenal experience. Two days later and I am still on a high.
So, we've had a significant amount of rain for two days and two nights, now. It's nice, but unusual for us. All the plant life is so invigorated! June is our hottest and driest month, so this is a good way to end May and prepare for the drought conditions coming. Maybe June won't be so bad this year. As I write the rain is coming down, still.
I travel tomorrow to Boulder, Colorado to run in the Bolder Boulder 10K on Monday, Memorial Day. I'm excited.
This week I have embarked on an adventure that is foreign to me. I am building steps up to the studio. The studio was completed a little over two years ago and the steps have been a nagging afterthought ever since. So, finally I decided the time was right to tackle this project.
I found plans online on how to construct flagstone steps. They looked straightforward and simple. And going about it really is, but the manual labor involved is a bit more than I might have wanted. I guess I'm up to it, because I am doing it. Although, there are more than a few sore muscles at the end of the day.
There is a sense of pride in a pursuit such as this. I am determined to do a professional job. We will see how it ends up. This is not a quick job.
As I sit here on the back porch writing and watching the desert, late Spring winds whip things about and I start this new adventure.
Putting together a website is at once exciting and daunting. But seeing one's work displayed for the world is a special thrill and something I still can barely get my head around. I think this is an amazing time to be an artist.
I want to convey with this website/blog, as much about my philosophy of art and creativity as the actual artworks themselves. So, hopefully in the weeks to follow I will get into some serious "stuff" here. A lot to pull together and I'm excited by the prospects.
Pat Greenwell is an artist. A painter and sometimes poet, he has been searching the New Mexico desert for a couple of years now, looking for lost possibilities and probable intentions.
"...mostly stream-of-consciousness stuff, you know...