Whoa it’s been awhile!

I can’t believe how time flew by! A little break turns into a month of nonposting. For me this spring is a time of new directions, capturing ideas….

What a beautiful Earth Day! Today I walked for miles to sit by the pond and gaze into the water and just be. The water’s surface was like a giantic looking glass for the sky, the tree branches and red-winged blackbirds. Their song is my favorite. Look below and you might see one on the tree’s branches.

Things will unfold…

Sitting on the roots of a willow tree I picked dandelions and little yellow flowers and played with configurations on my hands like henna designs that came alive. As the tiny buds floated across the water I thought of things that hold me back, keep me from being creative, keep me from painting. From there I ran the whole way home. And I painted the afternoon in my sketchbook with watercolors and in oils on a wooden panel. It’s a start.

These have been sitting in my studio for some time, new directions I set up in an inspiring little shrine-like fashion. . I am so excited about all of these.

Painting the grisaille layer in burnt umber and titanium white this afternoon.

Everyday small pleasures

? moroccan mint green tea, iced
? the sound of silver bangle bracelets (like little bells)
? blues, greens and grays
? rubbing magnolia petals between my fingers til they tear apart (they are so soft!)
? the beach and searching for shells and shiney things in the sand
? being 29!

And yesterday was my birthday so we spent a beautiful day together roadtripping. The beach being one of our first stops, then searching for thrift clothes (hooray I found a pretty dress and some shirts!) meandering around the campus at Princeton and then to a sushi dinner. Yesterday, a perfect gray beach day:

The first full day of being 29 was beautiful!

13 replies on “Whoa it’s been awhile!”

  1. Happy belated birthday, Sarah! Missed reading your posts and hoped you were doing well. I am intrigued to see what your canvases have in store!

    1. aw thanks so much! Hehe, some are pine plaques from the thrift shop and some art fancy masonite-ish boards from the art store. I am using whatever I have, rigid supports for oils!

  2. Happy Birthday Sarah!! I was hoping you were okay while you were gone from posting.:) Beautiful new work and things are opening up for you in your new year- I just know it! ((hugs))

    1. Thanks! Yes, all is good! Lots going on here, an after school job after I teach all day and other things too. But I will post more often;)
      And summer is coming up so soon.
      (((hugs))) to you too!

  3. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 29 is such a wonderful number – filled with possibilities! I love seeing peeks of your sketch book – and your new work looks fabulous! Perfect list for ‘earth day’ so often one forgets how simple it is to have ‘everyday pleasure’…

    1. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes Ulla! And happy belated Earth Day to you! I think enjoying everyday pleasures is the way to go in terms of living a magical, arty life, and very green too!

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