I don’t know. Well, I do know that this isn’t greatness, my initial goal, and my process to even get to this point was MESSY. I found it quite hard to choose exactly what I wanted and I also find it hard knowing when to stop. What I wish I could do is go back to the very first thing I painted, it was simple, clean and only a couple brush strokes. But painting is not like working in Adobe Illustrator – you can’t go back.
I didn’t think I was much of a landscape painter.
It’s not done but it’s at a place where I can set it aside and stare at it some more.
I’ve been wanting to hang something above our stairway (in the future I’ll try and make something that has a little more impact) and this Circle Punch Mobile is just the thing. It was fun to make, although pretty small. I tried hanging the mobile in other locations of the house but every place I tried was within reach of the little children’s hands. It needed to be hung high.
I found this bamboo tray at the Reuse Centre (at the Fernie dump) and thought maybe one day I could turn this into something I might like to see on a daily basis. Well, today is the day we find out if I can do just that. I’m not taking it apart, because it’s too frail for that, so instead I’m painting on top of the plastic cover. Wish me luck as I’m aiming for greatness.
These quick charcoal animal drawings on blank cards (cut and scored a long time ago) are so cool, I want to keep them all. A chickadee, moose, bear and crow are all going to be sent to a few non-online family members – just for fun. I’m going to have to put a little note to beware of the charcoal as it can get messy super fast.
A very exciting thing is happening in our household. My little three year old is not just wanting to draw but learning how to draw. For three years she has barely been interested in putting anything on paper and I tried to be very patient about it…but now I can see her trying to draw objects and using lines instead of 3 second scribbles and then off to the next activity. She’s growing up and it’s so exciting to watch.
F I L M L O O M
I used to love finding new bands that write beautiful music…and here’s my attempt and getting back into it. I just found out about FILMLOOM through a music blog and the first song I heard, Sur(reality), just had me wanting to tell you about it. I just might play it again and again and again…until nap time is over. Have a listen at filmloom.bandcamp.com.