I share over at Instagram pretty regularly, which is by far my favorite social media place to hang out, connect and be inspired these days.
I’m keeping a weekly 'archive' of some of my IG photos + musings right here on the blog as a sort of visual journal of my day to day process.
This past week, I moved lots of color in many different pages, between a decent amount of writing and some serious 2016 creative biz planning, while staring out the window at tons of rain thanks to hurricane Joaquin.
Starting marks on pages on a Saturday night.
Earlier this year I was asked to illustrate pages for a children's book. It is a story about respect and dignity for our elders as part of the natural cycle and living in harmony. I said I would do it if Steve and I could collaborate on it, since we both have different strengths in art. The drafts have finally begun and its fun to see color starting to bring the ideas to life.
"Let go of clever and pick up your ordinary." Still painting collaborative illustrations today and loving it, while listening to @pattidigh and @jenlouden talk brilliance about the practice of teaching... Or rather, creating space for learning.
Evening pages - There's so much going on in any nature scene. I love the play and challenge of feeling into line, texture and pattern to express some of the layered energy.
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Right now. Hair still drying, frizzled out from all the rain. Which we need, but it is *so* gray these past few days. Missing my southern sun, yet loving jeans and sweaters and the slow down of autumn's reflective kiss. Even when I'm two hours in to emails in the studio, with a lonely table of paint behind me. I will sneak away for tea with my pages in a bit...
This IG self-portrait was from a #gatheringevidence prompt with Catherine Just - check out her IG HERE.
This one is not pulling me back in for more, and has been generous for reflection already, so I'm calling our time together complete and documenting the spread.
That's it for this week.
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