Simple. Goofy. Bright. That is how I get my respite today.
The image of the stars comes directly from a beautiful quilt which was on display at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. It was made by women from Israel and Palestine, and is on tour to be displayed around the world.
I spent a big chunk of the day painting Shamrock and Gentian trim on the Valiant Violet garage/studio. Apparently I wasn’t tired of those colors yet. And the studio is my flower princess power castle, yes it is.
I’ve been finding it restful to focus on line and pattern.
me, loving the late spring garden
I took a process shot (below) which mostly demonstrates that maybe I don’t know when to quit
I really don’t do calligraphy, but I can find a state of serene calm for long stretches while drawing these curving lines.
Started to color this one, then stopped myself, thinking I might like to have it preserved as a potential coloring page.
And then I colored it in. Actually pretty glad I saved the line drawing first!
I spent a couple hours today tidying up the garden and bringing in the houseplants in advance of a possible first frost