I just finished a major house rearranging/decluttering this week. What a relief! I stopped counting the number of trash bags I took to the dump or left by the curb. 30, maybe? And that's not including the 2 dozen bags of clothes and odds-n-ends I donated to charity. Or the line of old furniture I left … Continue reading Red Truck
I really tried to think of something mildly interesting to write about, but all I've been doing lately is painting. Not a bad thing, of course, but it doesn't leave me with much to say. I have a pretty low burn-out threshold, so I suspect I'll move on to something else soon. Until then, I'm … Continue reading Painting 11
Since I've been on a Lawrens Harris kick lately, I thought I'd try a couple more. Harris painted "Miners Houses, Glace Bay" (left) in 1925. Nearly 100 years ago, and it still feels so contemporary to me. I could not find a large picture to print for reference, so I … Continue reading Lawrens Harris Masterstudy II
As I have stated many times before, I am a total novice when it comes to painting. I must be learning the hard way, because it is HARD. I can say that I've become far more comfortable with the acrylic and oil mediums. What I can't seem to master is the full process. My background … Continue reading Painting #10
Every time I start a project of any type, there is always an objective. Sewing clothes to wear, building a sofa to sit on, planting flowers to avoid mowing. I am a very purpose driven person. And it's no different with creative projects. When starting a painting, the first question is what skill needs to be honed, … Continue reading Done and Done
A quick study in rock formations and dappled morning light. How fortunate am I to live near such natural beauty?
The following chart popped up on my Facebook page this week. It's probably circulated through the web by now, but I thought I'd share anyway. The timeliness is a little freaky, as I just committed to turning my daily routine on its head. Again. For years I've been trying to force myself to stay up … Continue reading I love you, Morning!
I took my first vacation day Friday before MLK day and had myself a 4-day paint fest. I can't say anything impressive came out of the event, but I had a grand time. Maybe with President's Day right around the corner, I can go another round. If only I can figure out how to do … Continue reading Paint Day
I started my 365 drawing project almost 365 days ago. Sadly, I only made it to 125. I'm perturbed that I wasn't able to sustain my initial energy, but I'm not actually surprised. I put in a lot of man hours, and life does tend to interfere. On a positive note, I made it to … Continue reading Project 125
I'm beginning to think that every blog entry of mine this year has been a resignation. I was on a roll with my 365 blog until I switched jobs and lost momentum, and I haven't gained traction since. I have tried several times to will my mojo back, but I find it takes more than … Continue reading Back to the Beginning….Again