Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My day began in beauty with these gorgeous shadow patterns all over the garden

and ended in beauty with a spectacular sky leading us home after a fun excursion out, and again as I took a walk with my daughter and Gennie.

I've started a new oil painting and the above image shows the progress I have made so far.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Crane!

I had a very good day today. Becca and I headed out to town to get some soap making supplies and groceries. Conveniently, I was able to buy all I needed in one store. I spent my afternoon making soap and a special healing cream I've been wanting to make for years. I grew the calendula and roses in my garden and I dried the flowers and made an infusion with olive oil. I used this infused oil along with sweet almond oil, beeswax, coconut oil, water and tea tree oil to make the cream. It turned out beautifully. Tomorrow I will post some photos of my creations.
I've been extremely busy in a very happy, creative and productive way. I made more space in my garage to paint larger paintings and I got busy making frames to stretch canvas over so I could paint, paint and paint some more. The above image is on one of the big 4ft x 5ft canvasses that I made and it's a scene I saw while on my vacation in Florida. I had such an amazing and incredible time and I wanted to recapture a little of what I saw while there.
I have the subject for my next painting picked out and I will start painting it this week, preferably tomorrow. My daughter is leaving in two weeks to attend university in Turkey and we have been spending as much time together as possible while shopping and getting her ready to go. I will miss her so much.
I've been reading lots and going to movies and hanging with family and friends this summer, which turned out to be so hot this year. I love it and I love drinking my coffee on the deck every morning while writing in my journal. I will even bundle up and sit out there on the not so hot days. All is so good in my world. I hope it is in your world too. :)