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Smooth The Way

Mingus Evening. 10-24-21. SMD
Mingus Evening. 10-24-21. SMD

I’m not surprised. But I still feel guilty. This usually happens after the Gathering. And I always feel guilty. This is the first art I have created in October. After a month of daily art making.

It’s not that I was stuck or uninspired. I’ve just been busy behind the scenes. It seems the tech stuff is never ending. And since it is not always fun, well, sometimes it just seems to take forever.

For the last couple of days, I have had supplies at the ready. Colored pencils, watercolor crayons, markers, paper. On my desk. And yet, I didn’t start. Then a nudge came to my inbox. Carla Sonheim to the rescue. She spoke about “smoothing the way” for creativity. How her plans to create were replaced with to-dos. She reminded herself, to just get in the studio and make something. Anything.

Just another Sunflower. 4 x 4 watercolor on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Just another Sunflower. 4 x 4 watercolor on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

That’s what I did. I put aside the large sheet of paper I had planned to paint on, and replaced it with a 4 x 4 inch sheet. Just start.

Soon, I was in the zone. Relaxed. Enjoying the movement of the color so much, I started a second small painting.

Just another Mingus View. 4 x 4 watercolor on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Just another Mingus View. 4 x 4 watercolor on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

I’ll show you where these led me, soon.
Happy weekend everyone!

When black cats prowl
and pumpkins gleam,
may luck be yours
on Halloween.
-Unknown-

Sky’s The Limit

Mingus Sunrise, 10-4-21. SMD
Mingus Sunrise, 10-4-21. SMD

Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.
Rene Daumal

Mingus Sunset, 9-13-21. SMD
Mingus Sunset, 9-13-21. SMD

Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens,
every day can end beautifully.
Kristen Butler

Mingus Storm, 10-5-21. SMD
Mingus Storm, 10-5-21. SMD

For each thorn, there’s a rosebud…
For each twilight – a dawn…
For each trial – the strength to carry on,
For each storm cloud – a rainbow…
For each shadow – the sun…
For each parting – sweet memories when sorrow is done.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beary Hazy Days

Sunset, Mingus 6.23.21
Sunset, Mingus 6.23.21

I have started working on a small gift for a young gentleman. Acrylic on canvas, 4 x 4 inches. Honestly, I am very intimidated at the thought of painting fur. I found a very good Youtube video. Fingers crossed.

Beary Beginning
Beary Beginning
First Layers.
First Layers.

There are fires to the north of us, near Flagstaff. And fires to the east. Far enough away that we are not in the path. But the smoke has been visible all weekend. Today the view was a white wall. No sign of the mountain or hills.

Early Afternoon, 6.27.21
Early Afternoon, 6.27.21
6 pm, 6.27.21
6 pm, 6.27.21

We had a nice spot of rain on Friday.

Rain Over Mingus. 6.25.21
Rain Over Mingus. 6.25.21

Clouds are forecast for next week. A chance of some thunderstorms, but only slight hope for rain. Clouds are always welcome. Dry lightning. Not so much.

The sky and the sun are always there.
It’s the clouds that come and go.
Rachel Joyce

How sweet to be a cloud. Floating in the blue!
A. A. Milne