That's what my two-week blogging hiatus did for me! It's all about balance--- and I'm in the process of rethinking and redirecting my time and energies to regain that balance.
So, back to the search for water! I'm discovering as I go that I'm drawn to subjects that show the play of water against and around rocks. I'm starting out in a fairly representational mode, but I can feel the pull of a more abstracted, more stylized approach to this theme. But, you know, I'm not going to try to control the process---I'm just going to paint and see what evolves.
I'm also in the midst of making arrangements for my second big trip to a watery place---the place that is very like Hawaii, but very different, too. I'm really excited about it and will make an announcement as soon as I've got it all sorted out.
I'm also going to Monterey, California at the end of May. My daughter C is interested in a graduate program at the Monterey Institute, so we're going to check things out there. Talk about rocks and water! Big Sur is a famous example of exactly the phenomenon I'm drawn to.
Then it's off to Montreal with my daughter K, for a last mother-daughter trip before her baby is born in October. The last time we were there, she was 7 months old. A sentimental journey, indeed.
Here are some things I've been working on lately.
Book talk and book signing, Regulator Bookstore. Ink and wash in sketchbook.