A Painting A Day: Day 1, July 4th 2012

Okay, so I just finished Julie Powell's Julie and Julia and I really liked it.  Not just because I love to cook, mind you!  The book showed how a girl my age (29) followed her bliss, and with discipline and good humor, changed her own life and the lives of everyone around her.  In effort to get the juices flowing, I propose to do a watercolor a day and post it here on my blog.  I won't be posting every day (who knows how the day will go??) but I will be painting every day.  So be sure to catch up on the latest development.  Now, I know that there are a gazillion painting a day sites out there.  This is not in competition, or in the spirit of self-promotion.  Rather it is an inner journey shared publicly via the worldwide web.  Occasionally, I will share some tidbits about what inspired the picture. But it's also fun for you to decipher them yourselves.  Please comment when you are moved to do so.  May this endeavor be in the spirit of love and light. Enjoy.


watercolor on paper, 5.5" x 5.5"
inspired by Oyster Beach, Buck's transition, 
Matthew's pain, memories of going to the beach as a child,
 and the love of parents for their children

July 4th was a rough one...but also amazingly fun and relaxing. My good friend Lois took me to the beach and introduced me to some of her wonderful friends. For the first time in months, I was sketching people, laughing as the waves knocked older ladies down (don't worry, they were laughing, too) and gazing at bizarre couples and adorable children. Later that night, however, I learned that my boyfriend Matthew had fallen down some stairs and was seriously injured. This was also the day that my Mother's dog, Buck, transitioned to the other side. A day with the widest range of emotions...and perhaps freedom?


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