Such a sunny week it has been, and now, today, rain.
And that's good!
I have been having a hard think again about directions again.
I had such a lovely time with the Mermaid Circus online class that I enrolled in in April.
It came at a good time for me when I needed direction. Mermaids seemed as good as anything to get me rolling. And rolling I did as you can tell from the past 4 months of mermaids projects I've worked on. Here is a painting I did in watercolour somewhat in the style of Jane Davenport's, one of the amazing teachers of Mermaid Circus, who has the gift for painting AND teaching.
"I dreamed a thousand paths...I woke and walked my own." CHINESE PROVERB
I can see, though, that I've fallen into a "pretty" rut, which isn't a bad thing. It just isn't giving me the substance that I require. Playing with pretty scrapbooking papers is a pleasant pastime
and exploring different styles of drawing intrigues me
But I keep finding myself pushing at my boundaries,
Trying to make watercolour behave like oils or acrylics,
Wishing to go deeper, wider, higher...
I will be taking a break over the next little while to pull together some unfinished projects like my studio, the garden and yard, and MY HOUSE! In 7 days we will be celebrating our first anniversary in the house and there is still so much to do around here. Please wish me luck as I do you in all your journeys and remember to...
teach love for that is what you are.