If you thought I was going to be discussing books, please raise your hand. It’s okay…I cannot see it anyway. 🙂 (haha).
Although I have been reading some pretty good books as of late, the titles I am about to share are the rest of my most recent painting endeavor. I normally do not add titles to my work unless I think of a very creative one to fit; however, there are times when the title inspires the painting…in this instance, it was so:
There are other times when I think of a song title and search the lyrics. Most often times, this pertains to hymns. I love painting with or in thought of these–every stanza, there is a deep beauty. For this painting, I was looking out the kitchen window at my Mom’s blooming, growing garden. She may not have roses, but I don’t mind. 🙂
I have slacked off on painting. My excuse would be “busyness” or placing other priorities above it (like finger poking emails) or just not asking for help down into the basement. Not that slacking on painting is a bad thing–it’s not a job or anything, but when I painted these small canvases this week, I forgot how much joy it brings..how much I un-dwell of myself and instead think of others. And quite honestly, I forgot how frustratingly fun it is to make a mess! (And clean it.) 🙂
So here’s to more paintings to come…one canvas at a time.
PS–For those interested, I will be participating in my last year at the Art On the Lawn Festival: August 9, 2014, 10a.m. to 5p.m. Mills Lawn School, Yellow Springs.