So, life goes on as we try to adjust to having Diva, the four pound Chihuahua, as part of our family.
She shakes much of the time. We think this is a Chihuahua thing. She has very fashionable outwear, even coats with hoods!
She is learning to dry her feet on a towel by the door. I’m not used to having to vacuum more often! LOL!
All things considered, everyone is doing their best.
Walk in the deep woods
Winter birds call, bare branches
Scent is fresh, primal.
Art Prescription: Except for swimming, a walk in solitude does me much good.
With no distraction, I take step by step, and my mind wanders freely.
Home to studio I worked on these peonies. I’m trying to slow down and not rush a painting.
Slow it down a bit
Savor the process of art
Brush by brush, paint spreads.
Art Prescription: I’m trying to slow down…
Sketch and preliminary shadows:
I woke up this morning and thought my painting was too yellow.
I reworked it with cream and tried to add a bit more drama with gradations of darks.
Guess I’ll look in the morning to see if I’m satisfied.
Steady group of clouds
Rain pelts or mists with cold wind
Winter weather day.
Art Prescription: Well, it could be snow… all this rain.
Thankful to have a warm pool to swim laps in, and a place to do yoga.
“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”
Two Great-horned owls call
White moon shines through tall pines boughs
Just then…one takes flight.
Art Prescription: I sat out on the deck bundled with a throw and read for a while.
Once in I heard the calls of two great- horned owls. So close.
Watercolor sketch in my journal: