Thursday, November 01, 2012
good morning! watching the news about hurricane sandy. its going to be a long road back. made a donation to red cross yesterday. as this drags on things will get worse--people will become tired and irritated. they have held up well so far, but its going to be a long haul.
in other news--i did my first actual "artist date" yesterday and it went really well. i had purchased a little travelling watercolor set that was on clearance awhile ago. my ultimate goal is to become a plein air painter--the first step in that process is getting up the guts to go "out into the world" and paint. well, a book i have been reading talks about painting in your car. hmmmmmm. the weather was lousy yesterday, so i cut some pieces of heavy watercolor paper and packed a work bag, loaded the dogs and drove to the state park. i found an interesting view out the passenger window, pulled over and commenced painting. the dogs slept in the back of the van while i worked, no one watched me working, and i got some practice time--it was actually very enjoyable. eventually i fill find other places to go and paint, but for right now i can go to the park, which is a constant source of inspiration for me and a very safe and familiar place. and the dogs get to go for a ride--WIN!
guess thats all for today. have a great day everybody!