I struggled what to write tonight for tomorrow’s post.
Not because the day was too complicated; but because it wasn’t.
It was simple. Like the thrilling passage I read about owning & revering one’s own true art from one of the books I’m reading from our local library ( Ninth Street Women ), or the bit of painting I did today ( painting yellow edges onto my recent work, Spring Rising ), or being gentle with myself via SilverSneakers live classes this morning ( only did a 15 minute strength & 15 minute stretch, each with Sheila ).
No, I struggled what to write because I did do only those simple things today –
And didn’t want to now write something complicated ☺️
Sheila and I had a simpler breakfast than usual, using frozen berries in our oatmeal, sitting for an hour on a bench along the river cutting through the throng our town’s center has now become, and sat beside and listened to the 9 year old play tunes on a piano music app on this same iPad I’m now writing on 😊
So I chose Abstract Minimalism 2 above as my feature image.
I’d forgotten how much I liked this painting –
Yet felt guilty it was so “simple” –
Despite it’s nuanced coloring, subtle shape changes, and quiet tone.
I’m glad I kept it to myself for now, to remind me…
…the breeze across our faces on the bench by the river was also quiet, yet wonderful…
…our breakfast in the morning was smaller, yet rich and satisfying…
…and the 9 year old’s giggles jiggling the musical notes cascading down the screen to the virtual keyboard was a masterclass in simply enjoying life…. 🎶 💕
Stay well everyone! ❤️
Where You Can See & Buy My Art 👩🎨 🎨 ❤️
My Related Posts Here On My Blog
My Related Amazon Affiliate Search Products
My Latest Posts On My Website!
- May 17, 2022 – I Have a Lot of Happenings ( art & personal ) This Week, But Still Finding Moments To Start a New Painting : Morning’s PromiseIt’s nice to dance the surface of my canvas as needed. And able ☺️ And right now, a light step, at an easy pace, may give me the time – and energy – to get more than a handful of other needed things also done this week. Not a bad compromise. For now 😊
- May 16, 2022 – New Diptych : “Freedom” Almost Finished, Panels Need Signing ( front & back )And what I’ve come across figuring out how to make prints of this that folks can work with, ie, close to or within standard size dimensions, was how to get a 22×28 image convert into – in 2 examples – an 8×10 or 12×18, and I came up with this as a starting prototype….
- May 15, 2022 – My Most Viewed Image this Past Week @FineArtAmerica, “Spring Rising”I’d done a lot of deep or darker night-like paintings for a bit, so it felt pretty nice to lighten up my palette for awhile. Working back & forth, from the two approaches – playing the potential good from both approaches seems to suit my Libra middle, lol!
- May 14, 2022 – My 1st Classical Stretch Workout with Miranda Esmonde-White ( via YouTube ) in Many Months!Though similar to SilverSneakers’ classes, Miranda’s classes focus largely on making the fascia network in our bodies more fluid. Some movements are very similar, but more extended, dance-like, reflecting Miranda’s ballerina and dance background!
- May 13, 2022 – “Angel” in AVAA’s 1st Austin Art Space Gallery and Studio Group Show in a Long Time!Just a very quick post to announce that my 18×24 inch acrylic on stretched canvas, Angel – has been accepted into Austin Visual Arts Association’s ( AVAA) 1st group show since ( I believe ) the pandemic. Definitely been a long time coming and feels great to be able to be showing with this long time Austin art association again! 😊
- May 12, 2022 – Updated My #Twitter Header Image and Pinned TweetThough Twitter’s future is up in the air, or ether, or virtual landscape; and my own “footprint” there and social media in general is micro-whatever, lol! — it’s still my micro existence, and I want to care for it best I can 😊
- May 11, 2022 – Reblog / Review : Joan Mitchell, “I carry my landscapes around with me” – #Polyptychs…my reading of Joan Mitchell’s work – while often including much of that same connection, speaks more directly to me about the impact of the canvas before me in that process. Especially most specifically in regard to Joan’s work with multi-panel / multi-canvas works of art – ie, polyptychs!
Thanks again, everyone! 😊