hello! i have been besieged with
computer issues for the last two weeks.
you know how it goes. just when you think
it's over, you find something new to contend
with. but i remind myself, that it's a first
world problem and go on with life but there
are times when it's just darn frustrating.
the good news is that i can post today and for
that, i am grateful. after days of doing not creating art,
i felt rusty. i decided to go simple using a stabile and
white gesso on these two drawings.
on my birthday i attended a weekend workshop with misty mawn,
one of my favorite teachers. i love the creativity she brings in her
soulful style and have taken many online and in person workshops
with her. through writing prompts, poetry, symbols and the three primary
colors plus white and black to create values, i painted two paintings.
i have been wanting to push my art and experimenting with adding a story
to my paintings. the writing brought me back to a time when, for years
i wrote daily, first journaling, then poetry and fiction, then back
to journaling. i didn't know that i missed it so much.
this is an underpainting yet to be completed
and in my journal.
in both northern and southern california
there have been tragic unconfined fires. i was
at a local arboretum celebrating my birthday with
friends the morning the anaheim hills fire broke
out. we saw a change in the sky and left the area
to go to lunch.
after lunch, the sky had changed. i have several
friends who had to evacuate their homes. luckily,
they are all safe but everyone is not so lucky.
your prayers are welcome for the victims
who have suffered losses and for those who are
uncertain about their homes.
posting with the lovely eva and kristen