Today was so crisp and clear, gave a great view of Granite Mountain. The wall is new. There will be houses just beyond, but they are supposed to be single story homes. Sure hope so, or we will lose this view.
Did some painting today. Not on canvas or paper. These cork trivets (Ikea) will be put to good use soon.
DIY studio decor.
Came across this painting from November. It needed to be fixed, and I finally got to it today. It had an unfortunate splotch. You can see the original here. I had to rework the sky area several times before I was happy with it. I added more ink, and the edges along the petals became “ruffled” in the process. I really like the effect.
Back from Arizona. And in the mail, my last two side swap postcards. (No Really, these are the last two.) The gorgeous flower photo below is from Teena Lurlene and came to me from Richmond Virginia. Teena says the photo is untouched by Photoshop. Hard to believe (but I do Teena) because the colors are so lovely! Hard to tell in my photo, but the leaves are a stunning shade of Princely purple. I had to smack my self to stop staring.
The image in the top corner shows how the card arrived, the top layer had been neatly rolled back. No worries, double-sided tape to the rescue. Good as new! Teena said she chose this card for me, because I love flowers. Thank you Teena, I sure do love this one!
L.Y.A. Side swaps. Vibrant Flower by Teena Lurlene, Zentangle Art by Kat van Rooyen.
Kat van Rooyen’s card is so fun. That swirl in the middle makes me hungry. Reminds me of a licorice rope. It was fun reading everyone’s take on the L.Y.A. Facebook page. I love these patterns, including the “zingers” on the top. They look like little bee hives. Kat included this on the back of her card:
No one can see through your eyes, no one can speak your art. Create!
Thanks for this terrific reminder Kat! You can find more of Teena’s and Kat’s work by clicking on their link. They are both on Facebook as well. Thanks so much to both of you, for sharing these wonderful images with me! Brightened my day!
The trees above surround the Yavapai County Courthouse, in the center of Downtown Prescott. I took the photo from the car, as we were sitting at a light. Looking up. The dark branches, the pale yellow-green leaves, the blue of the sky. Couldn’t resist.
The new house is moving right along. We go back at the end of May for the inspection. They have started to extend our street, so there will be lots of activity. Here is a peek at the view out my “studio” window. The homes across the street are set far apart. So for the most part, it will remain unobstructed. Knock on wood.