TIme for a dip in the pool! 112 in Phoenix today. Yikes! I’m staying inside!
I started four small canvas pieces on Thursday. I am helping my Aunt again this weekend, with her Cricut machine. Helping her learn the design program that goes along with it. It is much like Photoshop but simplified.
More layers on this one. Nine I believe. Not sure if that makes it better or worse. 😉 I am using a small rectangular palette knife, and I really like the size. It is a Painter’s Mark T44. I bought the set at a huge discount. The handle feels solid in your hand, and the blade has a nice bend to it.
For some reason this canvas is reminding me of ice cream. Baskins Robbins Daiquiri Ice, with a little Pralines ‘n Cream melting in. Haha. Maybe it is the Arizona heat.
I also reworked Day 2, following Val’s suggestion to bring more of the dark up higher in the painting. Not sure I succeeded, but I do like it better. You can click an image to see it without the description over the bottom.
Happy JOYful weekend everyone!
The fruit derived from labor
is the sweetest of pleasures.
Luc de Clapiers
Where were you at 7:19 Sunday Morning? I know, me too. In bed. I missed it. Didn’t hear a thing. The meteor. YES, a meteor!! It’s still unofficial. It could have been an earthquake. Or a sonic boom from a jet. But there was no air traffic at the base during that time (90 mi. south). And no official reports of an earthquake. The closest one at that time was in Oregon.
Is that cool or what? Well, cool because no one was injured. And the rest of us are still alive.
It was witnessed by a few people in Prescott Valley. In this video, at about 6:10, they show how it may have traveled, northwards, right in front of Mingus, and the hills I have so often painted. (Mingus is on the left, the hills are in front, and the smaller hills in the back are to the north.) But that is just one theory right now. Some reported windows and garage doors shaking. And others reported all the dogs in their neighborhood barking.
At first, reports said it was only heard or felt in our area, but later reports have said that Phoenix was aware of it as well. Time will tell, but I am eagerly following the story.