Another busy day ahead of me so I'm starting slow with a cup of grape-green tea from Naked Leaf (I'm so pleased to see my canoe on the cannister), then off to deliver new work to the Evanescence Gallery in High River. At least it looks like the clouds are beginning to part. The thunder storms of late have been quite powerful, shaking the house, which is a little scary but also quite amazing.
As busy as my days have been, they have been an absolute pleasure. Yesterday I managed to paint in my studio in between a trip to Simply Ceramics to paint a bowl for the Foodbank Fundraiser (a real honour to be invited to take part in such a wonderful cause), baking for my daughter's grad dessert night, cleaning house (our dog is shedding and it's allergy season which is tough on my family), and preparing a menu plan for the week along with dinner. I began another canvas 30"x36" and even managed to bring the 48"x60" canvas to the next level. There are times I have no idea what I'll be doing, other times I have an inkling, and then, others I have a full vision of the finished product (keeping an open mind to the creative process). This time I knew the shape and size of canoe but other than that I was baffled, until I read about Grandmother Moon and knew that I wanted to incorporate the image in my mind with the work. I was born in June (I'll be celebrating my 46th birthday in three weeks) and am definitely a moon child - my emotions are certainly connected to the waxing and waning moon. And so, today, as I drive south I will think of the new canvas I've prepared so I can begin to envision the image that will live there.