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Sunday, July 1, 2018

July Sunrise, 2018 fading

"July Sunrise," 5 x 7
July 1. Since January 1, we've traveled 292 million miles on earth's orbit. And I thought my car had lots of miles on it.
I've entered the #Doodlewash #WorldWatercolorMonth daily challenge for the second straight year, and woke up today realizing the year is half over. Sunrise, and the days and year gets shorter on our journey.
Much has happened to our world in those six months, as we've covered more than a million miles with every sunrise, and to each of us, good, bad and blah.
No need to recount my milestones here, but to focus on watercolor. More about books and people and events later.
Today's challenge was "Sunny Days." Last year I didn't follow the prompts but I'm committed to that this year to push myself on this journey.
So today's "July Sunrise," 5 x 7 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press paper follows the suggestion, "Sunny Days." We sure need more of them don't we? Aside: I think Whitman would like this open road, metaphor for our lives.
Oh, and here are the prompts for the rest of the month's challenge. We'll see how I do.

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