Sunday, August 14, 2011
A Summer of This and That
With India ink pens only, I made another poorly composed drawing, but didn't crop it. What you see is how it is. Little tiny drawing pads stymie me. I can't draw flowers with just my hand; I need to make broad strokes using hand, arm, shoulder and body. I need to cover the surface as I do when painting.
Taking time out over the summer from any serious art projects, I've been occupied with scrubbing down and reorganizing the studio,biking, lake-swimming, getting my ring fingers back in shape via the Hanon and Czerny piano exercises,reading fiction,familiarizing myself with html,taking an interest in politics and meeting my new neighbors. This weekend I was busy trying to get rid of a hive of dirt bees before the fellow who does the heavy gardening comes to do some serious landscape revamping.
The directions on the can said to spray them after dark when all of the little buggers are at rest in their nest. So at one minute after midnight Friday night, I sprayed away at where I thought the entrance to the hive was hidden in the ground ivy. It was pitch black in the atrium. The garage blocked the moonlight, which was magnificent. The night was magnificent. I forgot all about the bees and went for my camera. I like this shot best: