Jumping January 5

Good news - I actually was able to semi-energetically get right into the painting studio and do another jumping painting. And I really like the result.

Bad news - it's too dark outside to photograph it. Pooh. Looks like I might always be posting the day after the fact.


  1. I'll be waiting with baited breath. [what the heck is that supposed to mean anyway?]

  2. I'm a giant word nerd so of course I had to go look that up, since I realized that it's a phrase I use but am not clear about. (I hate using words I don't truly understand!)

    "To moderate or restrain (a variation of "abate"): to bate one's enthusiasm, and, "to lessen or diminish," and "with bated breath - in a state of suspenseful anticipation."

    "Bated breath" has been around a long time. Here's the first cite in the Oxford English Dictionary: "1596 Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice i. iii. 125 'With bated breath, and whispring humblenesse.'"


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