Summer Lovin'

Oh, how I love summer.  The sun shines and the warmth just soaks into my bones.  The children laugh and splash in the pool, the ants crawl about my floor, and frozen yogurt becomes an acceptable dinner.  Then there are those beautiful moments when the night is still, and so hot you can feel the air in your lungs.  A breeze through the open windows pushes the curtain aside and rolls across you, the hair on your arms swaying like sheaves of wheat.  A smile plays across your lips as the sweat at the nape of your neck cools against the skin.

Unfortunately, here in western washington, summer lasts about one week.  But oh, what a glorious week.

This has actually been a very creative "weekend" for me.  I snagged a copy of Mixed-Media Self-Portraits: Inspiration & Techniques by Cate Prato, which spritzed some inspiration on brain.  Then as I was working on a background and watching Empire Strikes Back, my favorite little green wise man said something so beautiful and appropriate it became the theme of the piece.

Yoda says, "Luminous beings, are we.  Not this crude matter."

Unfortunately he says it to Luke, the subtle significance was immediately lost in angsty, teenage jedi moodiness.  But at least I was there to appreciate it.  And thus, this piece came forth.  I feel like it's done and I'm rather pleased with it.  Then another painting came along when I wasn't trying.  That's always nice.  Inspired by part of Rumi poem. 

An exciting painting, as I've made a youtube video of the process!  Super duper awesome announcement of my youtube channel! I'm still learning and figuring out all this video making stuff, but so far, I'm having a blast.  If you'd like to follow along with my learning process and see my artistic techniques along the way, I'd love to see you there!  Click here to check out the videos!

New item in the shop this week?  An ACEO of everyone's favorite little elf hero, Link!  Of the Legend of Zleda variety.  Click here to check the guy out!

Anyway, thanks for joining me this week.  I know content has been somewhat lacking as of late.  Personal drama.  You know how it is.  But I am looking forward to devoting more time to both my art and this blog and sharing this artistic journey with you.

Peace and Love!