Flossy and I have been enjoying exploring our new studio 'hood on the north shore of Lake Union during our lunchtime walks. Yesterday we found a tiny park right across the street with some really beautiful views. Have a wander with us:
|Yes, that is the Space Needle, center right.|
|The Freeway bridge arches overhead (kinda noisy in a white-noise way).|
|The University bridge is the view to the east.|
Indoors, progress was made - I began working on prototype models for some books I have in mind after being inspired by the 'Word Play' book arts exhibit over at the UW which we visited late Wednesday afternoon.
|About 4 inches high x 22 inches, folded Arches cover with watercolor, graphite and pigma pen.|
|I ended up with something completely different than I was heading for, but the process was delightful, and it was only intended as a draft anyway.|
|This is a detail of the inside. The text is a memory of driving in the dark.|
Later, I had a painting session that started out horrible and ended up flying happily along. I am still getting my sea legs after my long time away from the brushes. The struggle with my mind telling me 'oh, you can't really paint' is best overcome by just keeping on pushing the paint around until something starts to emerge.
|detail, acrylic on paper|
|'Buoy Bag' (about 9"x6")|
Wishing you a good weekend. Persist at what ever it is that makes you smile!