THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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A sloppy day outside but a beautiful one in. Played with my granddaughter and made her an elephant out of wood. I was really proud till she said it needed to be blue. Well, I scrambled and found some old watercolor paint and went to work. Mission accomplished.

Tonight I’m going to tinker with some prints for my next project working on displaying the Towns of Maryland. A good way to see what I have and what I need to shoot again or for the first time.

Home by the Sea by Genesis. Well, that was the song that was playing when it was time to write this caption so what the hell. Photo by Mike Hartley

It felt good today to learn some things about working with wood. I had some new bits I hadn’t worked with before so it was good to get some practice. I think I’ll try to create a few more pieces this week. Who knows, maybe I’ve found another calling. I do know I have to get a setup outside so I’m not filling the basement with sawdust.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • A child’s innocence is only exceeded by their curiosity.
  • A couple of major home issues were corrected today. We’re off to a good start.
  • I wonder what number grandchild it will be when they come running at me and I bend and catch them and lift them skyward with my back and arms outstretched that my back says OK, you are done with that activity. That will be a tough day because there are few feelings better than lifting a child skyward both physically and mentally.
  • Last night was a great night with my two best friends. We pulled a late one which isn’t our norm on worknights but it was the next morning when we finished. Who says we’re not young at heart?

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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