I have been asked by several people to write on my blog about a funny experience I had a few months ago. It was November, the boys off at school, Matias, my caretaker off working on the other side of the property and I was in my studio. I was happily painting turquoise geckos on a wall hanging. As I always do, I had the music blaring and I literally was dancing around the table as I worked… singing loudly to the music, wiggling my hips and the whole thing. If I remember correctly, the song “Another one Bites the Dust” was on! Imagine. I glanced out the window to see three people I did not know outside the window, watching me and smiling. I didn’t know where to hide! I was caught.
They had turned left from the highway on a “dirt road” and ended up on my farm. There are a lot of dirt roads and they were lost. I couldn’t have been more embarrassed, but I did get a silk order from them.
I always listen to Radio Dos (99.5FM or radiosdos.com) which is a radio station here in Costa Rica playing music in English from “my era” as well as current music. I rock out to Elvis, the Beatles, Foreigner, Bozz Scaggs, James Taylor, Beach Boys, Chicago… oh, I could go on. I also always have the station on when doing housework and can be seen dancing with my broom and dustpan.
I have often considered painting in the nude because I get so hot in the studio, but I will have to rethink that idea, now won’t I?