Sunday, September 27, 2009
A friend asked me to donate a painting for an upcoming raffle to benefit the local youth orchestra. I decided to work on a bird of paradise watercolor since there are a few of these blooming in front of the Shakespeare Center where the young musicians rehearse each week.
Friday, September 18, 2009
I painted this small watercolor, 6.5 x 4.5 inches, as a gift for two friends in honor of their mother's memorial hospice garden. I believe art is a means to express cherished memories; a way to celebrate the joy we find or experience along our life journeys.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Yesterday began with an extreme body workout, which ultimately led to an extreme housecleaning project; I organized, threw out, and cleaned EVERYTHING in sight! Although I didn't get time to sit down and create art, I enjoyed getting the house in order.
I currently have a pencil sketch set up on the work desk, so I hope to squeeze in some watercolor later on. There are so many fun art possibilities. I love mornings like this... choices, excitement, hopes, and dreams. Life falling into place; perfect rhythm in this one moment.
But the best part of the day already happened. An email arrived, filled with such warmth, kindness, and gratefulness; it made me weep for the beauty of such a heart gift.
And so I believe with all my soul, that years apart don't matter; true love and friendship have no time or geographic limitations---new opportunities are gifts; destiny paints the canvas.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Morning watercolor exercise. Painted from a photo reference posted by Cathy Johnson on Flickr.
Watercolor and ink in my large watercolor Moleskine.
The studio is very relaxing today. I'm listening to the soundtrack from the movie Troy and the gurgling of the desktop water fountain. I can't imagine being anywhere else at the moment.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Turned on my email this morning and saw that a miniature painting was sold from my online gallery. :) This one measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Acrylics and pastel on textured canvas paper.
Happy to be heading over to Winter Park to meet up with a romance writer friend. We've been trying to plan this for quite some time. I love Winter Park, and it will be great to finally sit down and chat about art and writing. I'm bringing some of my art journals, as she is interested in beginning some kind of project such as this--it should be a fun day! :)