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When I’m not painting, I’m doing this.  Don’t worry it’s not as bad as it looks.  Several Austen novels are piled into one book.  I’m only reading Pride and Prejudice for now.  Thus I’ve made rather better progress than it would seem from the photo.

Austen fits nicely into my world.  I think she’d approve of the way the studio looks at present.

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4 thoughts on “you cannot paint all the time

  1. I don’t always read Jane Austen during my down time from art, but when I do read Jane Austen the period away feels brighter. Her writing is a paradise. I don’t know why it seems to take “discipline” to engage in an activity that is itself so wonderful, but … whatever … anyway, I am doing everything I can to motivate myself to read more and do other distractions less.

    Unless the distraction is a long walk. Can’t get too much of that.

  2. I love Jane Austen – she one of the few novelists whose books I will read again and again. In fact I think she’s the only novelist who works I will re-read. I love Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice. I read Emma at school and although its very funny (and you have to read it twice to appreciate just how funny it is) I haven’t been able to reread that one lately! We can’t paint all the time (although I come pretty close to it at times), we need a break to keep us fresh.

  3. very true, Emma — one needs breaks to stay fresh and when reading doesn’t do it, the lawn obliges by growing so much and so fast that I must mow it! haha!

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