This picture was taken at the Cornerstone Festival last month by my friend Micha Bloom. Micha makes great music, takes wonderful photos and is also a very acomplished painter. It was great to reconnect with him at the Fest. That festival has almost become like some kind of strange and wonderful family reunion for our family.
I often fall into sour moods in the evening hours. I have asked God to help me move out of this pattern. Tonight I am blogging as a way to press towards the positive. Doing something creative often seems to help me puncture these big black balloons that cloud my vision. I read once that Picasso only felt free from his demons when he was making stuff. (Hence, he made a lot of stuff)
Brenda took the two little girls to the park after dinner. I washed up the dishes and cleaned the kitchen and now Rose is making blueberry muffins while the CD player blasts out the Bowman sisters music. Shepherd is drawing at the table now that it has been wiped and dry.Dove was'nt home for dinner. She went swimming at a friends back yard pool in a different part of the neighborhood.
I streched 4 canvasses today 16"x20". I cut the strecher bars out of second hand two by fours a contractor friend dropped off a few months back. I am hoping to do some field studies with my little portable easel before the weather turns too cold. Some times it helps to paint out side seeing what I can see. Panting outside scenery helps keep me fresh. Julia Camron talks about doing things that are fun for her as a way of "restocking the pond" for her writting ideas.
We bought a new digital camera today. It is a Canon PowerShot A640. It is quite a step up from what we have been using so we are pretty excited to get back to adding new photos to our flicker site. Oh Boy is Pearl ever excited!