A summer of nothing

I made it myself
I made it myself

Or just nothing to do with art. I finished a fence to make a yard for the kids and found great satisfaction in using a cordless 14.4V screwdriver. It really made my life so much easier. I couldn't finish a planned entry for the Awagami printmaking award: not enough time, and when I saw how Olympian the standard of previous entries has been I rather wavered in confidence. It is oppressively humid, oil paint will only bloom and turpentine reek in this weather. Today I saw a ripe persimmon, surely this weather can't sit here forever.