I took time to make something with my hands and some gouache paint today. It is always a grounding experience to push color around with a tiny paintbrush. This image has been in my head for a while. I tend to wait to start a piece until I have figured out what the most effective medium is to tell the story, and I don’t always know where the story may end up. The way I see it though is that the most important part is just to start.
Sometimes I plan pieces from beginning to end. Other times I find them while playing and moving my paint brush around the paper.
The new piece “Journey to Water” was a piece I “found” and I slowly tinkered away at it for brief moments at a time.
I keep finding inspiration for color palettes and textures while taking walks by the ocean and the park.
Reflections about the sun and solitude.
Thank you for the sun,
warming my feet outside these four walls.
Thank you for solitude,
the world around me comes to life when not a thought sits in my mind.
Thank you legs and feet. The unsung heroes of the day.
They pace, they dance and spin like a prima ballerina from love’s kiss.
They stand for hours at a time with tender heels,
even as the day’s end feels