With the new year comes new ideas, new goals, new challenges, a desire to start anew…try something different…improve our lives in some way.
As the days grow shorter and the year comes to an end…
A week of solitude in the desert leads to new discoveries….
This is not a solitary journey….. we all need one another….support matters…
Success is measured not in what you gain but in what you give away….
Season is defined by change….especially on the cusp in between seasons…I feel that transition most when autumn arrives…It’s as if I go to bed one evening and the air is warm and thick with summer only to wake up the next morning with a chill in the air that is thin and crisp and full of the sounds of the waking hours …The light is more luminous as the sun …
This composition I have tackled before….It used to be a sunset entitled
I recently treated myself to a new set of Terry Ludwig’s pastel set of 14 luscious violets. So I thought I would rework a piece using a different palette. Now the moon rises….and I have named it Moonlit Sonata….Ironically, right now I am plugging away learning Beethoven”s Moonlit Sonata on the piano. For me, living artistically is the key to my happiness. Whether playing classical piano or rendering beauty in the landscape with pastels, or dancing ballet….I am in my creative element and that brings me joy. What brings you joy? I would love to hear about it….
Do you have a favorite place? Perhaps there are more than one. How lucky one is to find a spot that inspires and rejuvenates. A place that brings renewal and peace.
Investing in art materials is just that , an investment Living in beautiful Santa Cruz California calls for painting outdoors.