i got the prompt yesterday morning and then almost immediately the computer crashed, so i took the day off of the internet, away from social media. and... it was good. it felt lonely, but ok. i spend a lot of my time feeling alone in the world, so binging on grace and frankie on netflix was a nice respite from my norm. i read and did a little cleaning and a little painting.
i've been working on a piece that i felt better about in the earlier stages and now feel i need to fix. in fixing i worry about adding more layers and covering the areas i enjoy. i enjoy seeing the previous layers, but the piece has gotten too dark, so in order to lighten it up i need to add more heavy body paint, and, well, i'm about to the point where i want to throw in the towel. hubby likes it. go figure.
i liked the pond areas best in the earliest stages.
working on the koi now
then i darkened the lake a little to make the fish under the water, and i hate it.
i need the blues back.
which is ironic because the blues are what is keeping me from enjoying my time at the easel. i have art classes to download and watch and organize, and thats not even exciting me. but in order to not add overwhelm to the mix i will be downloading and watching and organizing today. and i may put some blues on my painting, too. baby steps are key.