|Big Bend Beauty|
9 x 12
Pastel on Art Spectrum Colourfix in Olive
A clear, cold and windy day. A full day including early yoga, a pastel group meeting, painting, and a lovely dinner at home. Earlier this week, it felt like spring, and now it feels like old man winter is back. I'm back to the easel painting cactus flowers and longing for spring. I say I long for spring, but I also do enjoy the winter and the heat of summer since they are slower seasons when I can focus on my painting. Spring is of course yard time and art show time. Fall is holidays and the beginning of the fiscal year at my corporate job.
Anyway, this blog is about art, but there are so many other things in my life besides art. Meditation and yoga bring me peace. Art however, takes me to a place of sheer bliss and serenity. I don't think when I paint, I just do. It's kind of yoda-ish if that's a word - "There is no try, only do". Which reminds me of another quote - "The only difference between a master and a beginner is that the master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried". I'm no master, but I keep trying. A friend recently shared their frustration with meditation. Meditation, yoga and painting are a practice....practice doesn't make it perfect, but it does yield progress.
Progress shot....and one of our cats - Severus.