prismacolor pencils on beach rock - approx. 1" x 1"
what, what, blogging, you say?! well i do have somewhat of a good excuse... last week i went with roxanne to camano island, WA where she taught her bookmaking workshop, 'the thread that weaves'. we were gone for six days, and oh my, did we have a good time...
looking towards whidby island
we were on camano island for two days and one of them was gloriously sunny. you know i was happy walking on the beach while roxanne was teaching.
barnacles and mussels in clam shell
at low tide i saw *so much* life; barnacles, mussels, and shells whose names i don't know.
i was in walking heaven...
prismacolor pencils on shell and rock
and drawing heaven!
the other day was rainy so i stayed inside the trailer that sue and bill simpson (earthtone studios) provided for us. words can't even begin to describe the generosity and kindness with which they treated us...
prismacolor pencils on piece of 'beach brick'
since i've been home i've been catching up in my 'daily book' and drawing on rocks, etc. that i brought back with me.
and i've slowly gotten back to painting with oils. just so you know, the 'airtight' palette is not airtight! even though i placed the palette inside a ziplock bag before i left, most of the colors had dried beyond usability. so i scrubbed and scraped it clean and started over. this is my palette from this morning - notice that i'm using very small dabs of everything except white!
that's what i've been up to... savoring these summer days, i am...
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“Really, I think one’s art goes only as far and as deep as your love goes.”
~ Andrew Wyeth, 'Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography'