Sunday, August 9, 2009

Surf fishing


gearing up

I actually got to paint on Friday and it felt pretty good. I did some fruit from a photo I took in Maine and a foggy mountain scene. I find that the first painting I do after being away for awhile is the best for me. It is always spontaneous with fun colors and form. I think I am so relaxed about starting up again, I have no hang-ups or agenda, I just want to do something for the sake of doing something. I wish I could capture that when I am painting on a regular basis.
I would love to be able to let go and enjoy the process more. If anyone has any secrets about doing that or being able to quit before they worked something to death I am all ears.
I took some photos Friday of some paintings I had done before I left, which I will post. Group tomorrow at last. Wish me luck

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Getting into it again

I am glad to be home but have been busy all week with the day to day. It seems there is always so much catching up to do when you come back from a trip.
I did finally get to paint yesterday which loosens me up and gets me back to my "fun" mode.
I also have some paintings that I did before I left to photograph which I will do today. I also want to spend some time catching up on the artists I follow, that is always such and inspiration, it really gets me into the mood.
Photos will follow soon.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pam's kitchen in Maine. Just look at those flowers!!

Smack tab in the middle of the Appalachian Trail!

North Carolina waterfall

back at last

hi outhere,
I am back at last from my travels. We did a wonderful roadtrip from Florida, thru Georgia, the mountains of N. Caroina, to Massachusetts and Maine. It was a wondeful trip where we got to discover and explore areas we had not been to before.
On the trip home we stopped at several Civil War sites (I am not taking sides). I was a former history teacher and just love that sort of thing.
My husband was extemely patient and we druged the battle fields at Antietam, visted Harpers Ferry W. Va, which was is hidden gem both in historical signifignce and beauty. Not to let anytime go to waste we also did Appomattox Courthouse and Andersonville Prison, whew. If you are not inclined sorry to go on but if you are you can imagine how great a trip this was.
We did vist with family and friends, which was the real highlight of the trip or was it eating our way from state to state? I have to say a special thanks for our friends Pam and Bill in Maine. Pam made the most delicious peach pie ever!!
I have not picked up a pencil or brush since I left. It rained on us every day but I am not complaining, the cool air felt sooo good. I have taken lots of photos though and I will be posting some.
I'm glad to be back.