Oops. I forgot to post last night. I realized it after I had gotten into bed, and my decision was not to get up and post. That was an act of kindness towards myself….letting myself off the hook.
I had done some preps of boards yesterday, then got together with an artist/musician friend for one of our treasured sound-making sessions. Shopped at the farmers’ market. Made a delicious salad and dinner. Watched the end of a movie.
That was my gift to me yesterday.
Modeling paste and light molding paste on gesso
Going big – 9″x12″ never felt so good!
Then today, I had a lot of energy and space for creating, and even had time to run an errand for the chickens, eat lunch (this is a jewel!), do yoga, and go on a bike-to-hike in the afternoon. I continue to be inspired by the giant sequoia trees and to dream about the illustrated story I will be writing about a girl and her violin.
Giant Sequoia #2
…and had trouble arriving at the right background color to keep the luminosity of the tree.
Giant Sequoia #3
And love. Acrylic.
Had to go big again with a 9″x12″ to keep me loose.
Read a few pages of a Far Side collection while sipping chai. He was so brilliant! I jotted down this idea when I came home.
Another idea that came to me while I wandered.
9″x12″ from the other day, while dreaming of my “girl and her violin” story
Came to me on my hike…the violin becomes a ship.
9″x12″ oil pastel sketch from yesterday
Self-encouragement from yesterday 6″x4″
The sleeping butterfly…from today 9″x12″
Added this heart to the black gesso and cheesecloth background. Don’t know where it’ll go next.
Full Moon reflection on Polly Dome Lake. Inspired by a photograph (really!).
Feeling good about a steady pace in the home stretch.
Now, I go to dinner. Yum.