Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I'm Still Here

Bits and Shell (c)2011DST  8x12 Watercolor
Hello! I didn't forget you! Did you forget me? I could almost forget me! I have been busy this week with my little munchkin and having plenty of fun.

Babies are amazing animals. I'm really enjoying watching her grow and change. In fact, I've been enjoying watching myself grow and change. We're on similar paths. She: physically. Me: artistically.

With the kick in the knees at the 100 Paintings challenge, to just put away a painting once it's finished, I've been easily moving on to the next work. Progress! Growth! My kind of "change"!

It's amazing what a difference a small suggestion can make. It feels like freedom. Free to move to the next stage. Okay, I'm still painting still life items, but I don't think there's anything wrong with that. Painting the same items over and over affords a certain affection with said items. Yeah, it sounds weird, but these things are out and that's it. Don't think about it too long.

So. I painted this yesterday and today I painted another one. I am on a roll! "Change" is good!


  1. Yay for you! Glad you are painting and carrying on doing so! 100 paintings has been good for you! xx

  2. Dear Dora,
    Of course!! Thaat's the spirit. You’re getting better & better! I look forward to one day, your watercolors on the baby ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ Go, go, Dora!
    Cheers, Sadami

  3. Pat, it is working! I should say working is working. You get it, right?

  4. Sadami, my son took a couple of photos of the baby that made me think I might want to paint one of them. We will see!


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