:: the simple pleasure of a rainy day at home.
:: garden produce deliveries from thoughtful, generous friends.
:: jugs of happy sunflowers.
:: receiving the bus driver's friendly, encouraging smiles and waves every morning when I'm out running.
:: apple this and apple that. So excited to welcome my favorite time of year!
:: patches of red, orange, and gold on the mountainside.
:: working on my art journal.
:: seeing each of my children flourishing and happy.
:: the deep satisfaction and happiness I feel in assisting my clients to their well-being.
:: the absolute joy and fulfillment I feel in creating two new paintings these last few weeks. Finding peace and purpose and solace in this room. Playing with color and form, bringing my ideas and longings and vision to the canvas. Feeling a deep connection to the Divine, to the creator within me that desires expression.
A struggle to bring her to the canvas, but tears of joy at the end. Didn't quite know what to do with her halo. Inspired to use a decoupage of a recent journal page. I'm pleased with the effect, and it now means all the more to me.
One of the first steps for me in the creation of this painting: Writing a love letter from my Muse to me. My answer to her in return. Before I started the painting, I wrote her letter in charcoal on the blank canvas.