watercolors, soft pastel, gouache, colored pencil and casein paint in zecchi journal
i was feeling like i couldn't think of anything 'good' to draw, and then i was thinking that that was a very silly thought. so i started drawing whatever came to mind... and then i was happy because i got to play and color...
i've laid down 'bird on a wire' to stitch this silk together. a friend sent me the center piece wrapped around a gift, and all i could think about was making a scarf out of it. i've slowed down from my initial charge to complete it, though; stitching silk to silk without a backing is like stitching clouds! i have to keep giving myself pep talks about how soft it'll be when it's done...
thank you, ruth, for telling me that the painting in my moleskine was by suzanne valadon.
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"I understand that Picasso told my Dad, "Just do it, Henry". And that's what Henry told artists and writers all his life. Paint or write every day, and it will get easier, and it does."
~Valentine Miller speaking about her father, Henry Miller