July 22nd, 2019
Well we seem to have flew through almost two seasons. Change can throw a wrench in plans, motivation and inspiration. January and February started out with good intentions. Working in a larger format. A start on a series.
Then in March the wrench.
I slipped on some black ice and broken my ankle in 5 places. A weekend stay in the hospital and surgery consisting of plates and screws to put me back together again. Now, I am not one to sit around and now I am forced to "sit" around. This puts a real damper on the creative juices. It somehow changed me. I am still trying to figure out how or why. I am putting the pieces back together.
After two months I needed to get something ready for a group show at the Nature's Center. So I managed these:
The larger piece is 24x24 inches. The small magpies are individually 4x6 inches.
The Thistle miniatures are each 2"x 3" and framed in old fence board frames.
I managed to make it to the drop in Figure Drawing group before letting out for the Summer. I only missed two sessions in which I am happy to have had help to get out of the house, so I could get to them. I was extremely happy with the final day before our break until the fall session begins again.
I am trying to catch up on some more painting, Finding inspiration and a place to settle. There have been a few plein air days, unworthy of any inspired works. Lots of starts and dead end finishes. I hope the breakthrough comes. The struggle and frustration with something " just not quite right" continues to elude me. Who knows what's to come?
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