Plein Air Bike Trip


I seem to be having some very serious problems with my legs.  This has been going on for a few months.  Sometimes I can’t walk or stand.  I experience a lot of excruciating pain.  The doctor advised me to get as much exercise as possible to help kill the pain and to keep my problem from getting worse.


With this in mind, I have purchased a new bicycle.  I try to ride at least ten miles a day.

I talked to my friend, David Owen this morning.  He is an award winning oil and pastel artist.  It made me want to try some pastel work.  Since I had all the supplies I needed, I packed them on my back, put on my helmet and took off.

I stopped at a parking lot next to an old mansion.  My friend Joe used to have his real estate office there.

I set up my easel.  I drew in the scene,  Next I got out the pastels.  I was having the best time — until a wind gust came along.  Over went my easel and my pastel sticks fell to the ground, shattering into little pieces.  I don’t know if my drawing was any good, but I think that sometimes just going through the motions is pretty fun.

I had a nice ride back home.

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September 10, 2009

Jennifer @ 4:37 pm #

Love the description of the day! I am so glad you can get so much enjoyment out of riding your bike. Sounds like the perfect outing.

Amy @ 4:51 pm #

I really like how your pastel work turned out. Everyone loves your paintings as well!

Sarah @ 5:18 pm #

Sounds like fun!!!! I am glad you have found something to help your legs. Biking is a great way to exercise and get fresh air!

Teri @8:33pm @ 7:45 pm #

He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart. He does not slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, but who honors those who fear the LORD; He who does these things will never be shaken.

Psalm 15:2-5

Christine Roach @ 7:47 pm #

Daddy, I’m very proud of you and how you are dealing with your pain in a positive way. I love your painting too!

September 16, 2009

Susie @ 5:16 pm #

What fun! Biking and painting. Can’t get much better than that!!

September 26, 2009

Donna B. @ 2:25 am #

Dear Bro. Slack,
I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble with your legs. I’m glad that bike riding is helping!
I totally enjoy your art and lessons. You have really good compositions, and I like the way you look at things. Your commentary is always interesting as well as entertaining. Thanks for including me on your mailing list.

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