Saturday, October 30, 2010

I just saw

a little slow in spots, but I really liked it.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I am reading

and really enjoying

A little girl is orphaned aboard a ship from Ireland
and is brought to a plantation to live and work as a slave in 1791.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

blue forget-me-nots

watercolor 8" x 10"

I plan to be a better blogger next week.  
This week was way too complicated.
In fact, the last several weeks have been too complicated.

...and this week, I have something filling the calendar
Good thing I'm retired.
I'm linking up with Mary's Mosaic Monday.

Lovely week to you all!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

rose of sharon print

5.5" x 7"

Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 8, 2010

new blue

10" x 10" acrylic canvas

Sunday, October 3, 2010

this peony

This peony is the very first one I ever painted....
way back when I decided that I had to start painting.

I remember painting it from a photograph,
while we were on vacation at the shore....
sitting at a little kitchen table very early each morning, 
before my family woke up.  
Isn't it funny how strong some memories can be?
I can distinctly remember the morning light, the quiet of the house,
and...most of all...
the feeling that I had finally painted a painting.

I signed up for my very first workshop with Arleta Pech.
I had her book and admired her work so much.
We needed to bring a painting for the critique on the last day of the workshop.
I was so nervous!  I can still remember that feeling.
I brought my little peony.
I was so intimidated that I almost didn't put my painting in the critique.
When it was my turn, Arleta said
"This peony.  This peony is soft, delicate and beautiful."
She told me to trust myself and trust my style.

I remember driving home that day, practically floating on air.
..and in my journal I wrote
"I am an artist".

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