I recently read that rather than focus on what we
do not have,
do not have,
looking at the simple things in our life
that may be easily overlooked or taken for granted
is not only good for our mental health, it grows a pattern that
if done regularly helps to stave away and counterbalance those blue days.
so here are a few of the things that brings thanks to my heart.
a birthday celebration
at a my friend joann's beautiful home.
where I brought surprise gifts
and taught my lovely non artist friends
(who are actually very artistic )
5 different ways to marble on paper and silk.
Some test samples of marbling can be
seen on my last post.
we had fun and decided that egg marbling was not for us,
that marbling on silk was great and that next time
we will marble longer pieces of silk to make scarves.
I continue to practice my stealth starbucks drawings daily.
my little black journal is almost full of faces and scenes!
now that's satisfying!
this is a start of a new triptych. it is always so freeing
to start. no critical eye, no direction, just applying paint,
selecting colors of the day. many more layers of paint
and collage will be added so that most of this will
not be seen in the end and the colors may be totally changed.
on a walk with my husband this scene drew me in.
not only the beautiful afternoon light
but the contrast of the arid cactus, tropical palms
and right on the other side of the hill the pacific ocean can
be appreciated a few minutes away from my home.
well that sure a lot to be thankful for!
and I thank you for your visit today.
wishing you a lovely weekend.
posting with friends at kristen and eva's paint party friday