Wednesday, July 30, 2008

An Unforgettable Day!



FINALLY ... A Painting!
Now that my sweet little baby boy is becomeing a toddler, I am finding moments of time to sketch in my sketchbook, and work on some artwork. Learning how to use pastels. They are a lot of fun. I feel like I am getting a bit of "paint" time in my 20 minutes of artistic freedom. It is pretty easy to quickly walk away then resume the next day.  No brushes to wash, no wet paint to put away. I think I might keep learning about this medium for a while :) I am not sure if this painting is finished, or maybe I will restart it, but I am not sure where else to go with it, so I am going to take a break.

This is from a set of photos that I took on a fantastic day in March 2007 along the beach. I felt so restless that day. Such a long, long winter. Everything started to thaw, then quickly refroze. There was a paper thin layer of sparkling ice on everything, even the air.  It seemed like you could literally feel the intense energy below the thin ice layers, just waiting to break through.  As I walked and walked along the lakeshore I felt connected to Mother Earth and what she was going through.I felt that all of nature understood what I was going through.  A few days later my son was born on a beautiful 70 degree day. 





4 comments:

Colby said...

I love it! Growth poised, patient, and confident.

Lindsay said...

your husband is so adorable. You do sound more confident.. and I love your pastel painting!! I need to shoot you a long email. How are you guys doing?? I want Ben pics!!

Deb Coe said...

Oooohhh...........
Aaaahhhhhh..........
Beautiful!!

(I knew it was in you to do this painting, Jen!!!!)

I need to get my pastels out and come and play. We'll talk.

Deb Coe said...

Hey! Happy BELATED birthday! I tried calling you on your birthday (twice) and again today - you should seriously consider getting an answering machine.......

I'll keep trying. Have been working all day on my beer travel blog - you can check it out - just click on my name and you should be able to link to it.

Ciao!!