Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Just as the seasons move forward and change, our own paths as creators and artists tend toward simliar changes and movement.
I've been working on adding a more loose and 'painterly' approach to my paintings -- not to give up the other 'styles' I tend toward - but more to learn another method of expression. I've so admired those individuals who seem to effortlessly paint such waterly, bright watercolors, and for some reason, that 'style' has been eluding me .... but here and there, I've been practicing, and in this work, done quickly yesterday morning, I think I might have found the beginning of how to work in that way. I'm not where I want to go with this - but I've finally moved a bit on the path.
My husband, sisters and I took a leisurely six mile hike yesterday over some of the most glorious wood and marshland. The day was bright, at least when we started, and cool enough so that our brisk walking kept us warm enough without overheating. By the end of the walk, clouds had rolled in and the temperatures had dropped - along with our energy -- but oh, we hadn't done this kind of hiking in years!
Today we prepare for the feast tomorrow ....and already my heart is filled with the joy that being with family members can be ...
I hope your day too is filled with family and joy ...