Monday, July 11, 2011
A Victory Over Fear
That did it. On went her bathing suit. On went her flip-flops. And out the door she slammed down to the dock and walked straight off the edge, sunk down through cool, dark nothingness and came up laughing. What an idiot she'd been! Fed by an underground stream and warmed by summer's high temperatures, the water was clear and clean and a delightful eighty two degrees. LW stayed in for two hours straight treading water, swimming the length of the dock and then perusing the entire shoreline in a fancy noodle with a sling seat lent to her by a neighbor. Today, she'll get her own.
With all the excitement this last weekend, I never did get back down to the studio to do the sunflowers with pastels as I planned. (Summer slips by way too quickly). The drawings pictured are acrylic on watercolor paper (top); and water soluble markers on Strathmore Drawing paper (bottom). Both are 9 x 12". (I've decided to standardize my sizes). I prefer the bottom painting. It's ragged and wild just like the flowers. I was more than pleased that I was moved to make them. I really thought I was all through. My failure with Falland my biggest client telling me they no longer needed my design services last week were two hard punches to the gut. But give me a new camera and goad me into conquering a silly fear and I'm good to go.