I've been spending quite a bit of time on the computer over the past few days and find I'm in a deficit mode. Working on the computer just lacks the sweetness of being in the studio. Again, my dance class gives me the inspiration for this posting. Thanks Britt!!
How do you find the sweetness in your life? What is that to you? Whether it be a delicious meal, the warmth of a cozy fire shared with a loved one, or a good book. For me, these are the meaningful and rich moments that make my life sweet. When you think of sweetness, what do you think of? My work is one of the things that feels sweet to me. I think of joy and inspiration. I think of work well done and the satisfaction of in delving into painting. Getting messy, seeing the color and smelling the paint. This is sweet to me.
It's sweet to me that the tools and objects that surround me in the studio, are soooo familiar; like home. I have a simple wooden stool in my studio that I've had since I was six years old. It's been painted pink, yellow, black, white, blue and now red. It is worn with use and marked with paint and ink. It is essential to the sweetness in my studio. It needs to be there. Although it's just an object, it can't be replaced. It has marked time and accompanied me to every home and studio space I've ever worked in. When I sit on it, I am humbled by my good fortune. So sweet! Some of you have sat on this stool and seen it many of the colors. I'm grateful for that too!
So tomorrow, I have the WHOLE DAY to PAINT!!! I'll spend a lot of time standing in front of my lovely easel working on a piece that is a canopy of yellow trees. This under-painting was done with airbrush acrylics on Wallis sanded paper. I will also spend some time on my stool and it will be sweet. I will be thinking of my fellow artist and blogger, Loriann and thinking healing thoughts all day. Please join me in sending positive, sweetness her way!!!!