J.L. Marotta https://jlmarotta.com Sun, 13 Aug 2023 00:07:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.3.1 164940464 #Iktober52, week 32: ‘caught’ https://jlmarotta.com/iktober52-week-32-caught/ Sun, 13 Aug 2023 00:05:45 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4840 ]]> 4840 July: watercolor and gouache. https://jlmarotta.com/july/ Fri, 28 Jul 2023 02:32:13 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4831 the last time i rode a bike was years ago and I was sick for weeks after. It’s something I wish I could still do

I heard Sinead O’Connor passed away. She was one of my favorite singers. I was sad to hear it. Such an amazing voice she had. https://jlmarotta.com/july-watercolor-gouache/ Fri, 28 Jul 2023 02:26:03 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4828 4828 I Started this one a long while ago,(as in more than a year ago), and finally got around to finishing it in 2023. https://jlmarotta.com/started-this-one-a-long-while-go-and-finally-got-around-to-finishing-it/ Wed, 26 Jul 2023 02:24:51 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4821 Cowrie Shells

Cowrie Shells -watrc

‘Verity’ Watercolor 2023. https://jlmarotta.com/a-friend-watercolor-2023/ Mon, 24 Jul 2023 13:34:05 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4761 ]]> 4761 Caroline Graham :My current favorite murder mystery writer: https://jlmarotta.com/caroline-graham-my-current-favorite-murder-mystery-writer/ Wed, 22 Mar 2023 01:11:20 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4754 So far I’ve read ‘A Ghost in the Machine‘ and ‘Faithful unto Death‘I love the added humor amidst interesting characters and entertaining stories. I think the English are especially good at adding humor to their stories. Maybe I’ve just been reading more English authors lately or it is just coincidental, or that I particullarly liked Caroline Grahams humor in her characters.

I haven’t been to the book club in awhile but something really great about going or even just attending online ,is that beyond the book discussions, and seeing the members, there are always new books that you are introduced to, that you might otherwise have thought to read. At any rate, if you like mysteries, I recommend reading some Caroline Graham.

gouache sketch 3/13/23 https://jlmarotta.com/gouache-sketch-3-13-23/ Tue, 14 Mar 2023 03:20:01 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4751

Today me and Lucy went to the beach. I haven’t been feeling well due to the moving and covid booster/flu vac. so it was especially nice to go for a short walk on the beach after feeling especially shitty this past week. The waves were beautiful. The photos really don’t do them justice. Also, I was excited to see a seal swimming pretty near the shoreline, but unfortunately I didn’t quite manage to get him on camera. I don’t usually see seals at this particular beach. Usually they are all hanging out together in large groups in Chatham, not as common to see any in East Dennis. https://jlmarotta.com/today-me-and-lucy-went-to-the-beach-beautiful-waves-and-i-saw-a-seal-swimming-but-he-eluded-my-camera/ Fri, 09 Dec 2022 04:46:56 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4682
Interesting, I wouldn’t have thought of roasting Acorn or butternut squash seeds, but, why not?: https://jlmarotta.com/interesting/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 05:05:07 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4671 https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/how-to-roast-perfectly-crisp-squash-seeds-five-ways-recipe/#wprm-recipe-container-94976

I stumbled on this interview with Jane Fonda. She’s very eloquent. It’s an older video (about a year old , I think). I found it interesting, I agree with some of her words of wisdom on women, friendships, relationships, etc… https://jlmarotta.com/i-stumbled-on-this-interview-with-jane-fonda-shes-very-eloquent-its-an-older-video-about-a-year-old-i-think-i-found-it-interesting-i-agree-with-some-of-her-words-of-wisdom-on-women-frie/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 03:58:17 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4669 https://www.prevention.com/beauty/a20473775/how-to-style-and-maintain-gray-hair/