Tuesday, February 22, 2011
So Many Stories Left Untold
After the rally today at the State House in support of the Wisconsin Workers, I bought son Jonah back to Barre where he lives. We had thought we would go up to Lowell but it was so very cold, in the single digits, and my new snowshoes hadn't even done their first run. While in Barre I had to stop off at the studio and take a very better photos as I had my secondary camera with me...much better than my iphone!
My studenat wanted to paint a flower last week, so she bought in a rose...not an easy flower to paint or draw, but we went for it. I gessoed a large piece of paper, then drew the rose in my sketchbook, then on a 12x12 canvas. Seems to take gesso a long time to dry, but finally I could take the oil pastels to it and turpentine and some oil paint....funny drawing as it stands now. I was hoping to be more abstract but I don't seem to be able to go abstract from something real...only from my head and heart.
I've finally cleared my silk painting space and started my new 2011 scarves today. After a break of 8 weeks, it felt really good to let the dye flow. I have less than 2 weeks before I fly out to AZ, taking Jonah with me this time for Mama visit and time with Martha and Terryl. Need to get some things finished so a vacation lets me vacate. Be well, my blogland friends.