Thursday, July 31, 2014

And Today...

Not that you think my studio stayed as tidy as it was in the last photo of yesterday's post. This photo I took just now. There is still some order, but I have three paintings in the works and nothing stays tidy when I paint: not my studio, or my clothes, or my hands...
We are enjoying the slow days of summer right now - it is fairly hot every day and definitely humid. Summer here is so different from the summer I grew up with in Europe. There you were never sure if you'd really get a good summer and when you did you spent every minute outside. It was often the best time of the year. And it was always sad when the summer solstice was over and the days would get shorter again.

Here, summer is for sure. For sure! And I turn into a little wilted flower. So, I've learned to stay indoors mostly and do all the things I love to do. The summer solstice is a happy day for me, knowing that the days are getting shorter and our amazing winter is on its way. It'll be October or even November before our night-time temperatures will dip below 70 degrees and we'll feel that little bit of crispness in the air, but that's ok. I know it's coming and in the meantime I am grateful for air conditioning and cool showers.

And I have enough creative projects going to keep me going for a very long time! That is a good thing!!



  1. Wow!! spending summer mostly inside is foreign to most of us here:) We love the warmth and spend a lot of time outside… while in our winters we scurry from building to building as quickly as we can:)

    Here is a quote for you: “Art is one of the few things in today’s world that is completely personal and original and expresses what a person is. It can inspire feeling, expression and passion in others. That’s the intrinsic value of art.” Brent Heighton

  2. It is important to have a comfortable place to paint or do any activity for self expression.