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my kitty love... maggie

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last week-end i was stuck in bed and on the couch with a very bad cold...  kitty kats are the best at taking care of you when you're down...  thank you maggie maggie for taking such good care of me...

a little dreaming

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my dream day
i am a painter...  i get up in the morning, i have a cup of tea or coffee...  i do some writing, i do some planning and run any errands i need to get done, check email, update website according to my schedule and then have a lite lunch...  then i start to settle in to my painting...  i'm outside, its warm... the table is set up for me with my paints, brushes, canvas, water and my easel is set up and ready to go...  i paint a layer and it dries in the sun...  while its drying i look through my sketchbooks and other books that inspire me...  i have good music playing its mellow and relaxing and lifts me and keeps me in a good mood focussed on my work...  i work on the next layer...  let it dry, check my emails, phone calls...  i check my bank account balance... its full and i feel confidence and an inner peace looking at it...  i think about the vacation and retreats i have coming up that i am getting excited about!  
this is one scenario for me...  each day is differen…

more layers and interesting shapes coming forward...

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Below is the 1st original painting with a few more layers (using b & w for contrast)  added recently...  the rest are details of the same painting...  





Below is the 2nd original painting with a few more layers (using b & w for contrast)  added recently...  the rest are details of the same painting...








my new space... new art class...

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Here are just a few images of my new loft/artist space...  I've signed up for a 5 week painting course and it's been challenging me in ways that are making me be more brave, trust my intuition and that there's a process around what it is to be an artist, a painter and a good citizen in this world.  I'm loving it so much and all I want to do is paint all of the time!  I'm using acrylic paints on 24"x24" boards and we are working in layers...  I'm on layer number four right now and there are still about six or seven to go! 
I hope everyone has a wonderful week and week-end...  I will post more images of my work as I progress!  Wish me luck!