faces and other summer ramblings
i cut up some of those funny faces from last week
and put them together in different combinations
to create intriguing faces that you'd never want to encounter
on a dark street when you are alone. but they were fun to do here
in rafael studio!
i don't know about you, but,
sometimes i hear a critical inner voice. well, if i were
totally honest, i would admit that i hear it more than i like.
one of the things i heard this week is 'you are so narrow
minded. can't you paint anything other than faces? you should
be more versatile.' hmm, that gave me pause. i began to think
that i should give up creating. that i've worn out my subject,
that no one wants to see another face. you get the picture.
i talked to my friend, evie about this. she and i met when we
both trained to be therapists decades ago. she is my pal that i talk to
daily. we share everything and anything. during our conversation,
i realized that i love creating faces, love learning and using
different techniques for the process. the the human face is one of the most
intricate and fascinating subjects there is, that there are countless
emotions and subtitles in a face. whew! i can proceed.
elsewhere in my world, i have returned to gardening. one
grandfather was a gardener, the other grew his own vegetables
and made green juice ever day before it was a fad.
i started with 7 tomato plants in pots. then, i built a raised bed
and started to plant herbs and vegetables. my husband and i look at it
two to three times a day to look for any changes. i go to nurseries to find
more plants. now i have plans to fill pots around my yard with herbs
and vegetables. it is a rewarding pastime that i can eat eventually!
on the family front, little owen, my nephew's son
graduated from pre school. when i grew up, that was not a day marked
on the calendar. but now, aunts, uncles flew in to town,
grandparents attended. the whole class gave an adorable
singing dancing performance . of course, i thought
owen was the star of the show but all of the others were close
seconds. it brought back so many fond memories.
and now to the most most exciting part of the family news.
remember the napa trip i talked about last post? well, it was a
hush hush trip that my son planned to ask his girlfriend to marry him.
he invited her parents and us to join them to celebrate.
what a celebration it was!
so all in all, as you can see, life is good.
i would love to hear what is happing in your world.
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