Saturday, April 6, 2013

April Showers

It's been over two weeks since I last posted. I've finally got a weekend off! And it's absolutely pouring outside. And windy. A perfect day to stay indoors and be artistic.

I just finished another assignment for my Lifebook 2013 class (I added photos to the March Assignments post), and I hope to finish the next lesson this morning before the grandson arrives. I think this one will go much more quickly than the last. My goal is still to complete every assignment.

I've been diligently writing my "morning pages" for The Artist's Way that I began three weeks ago. I never thought I could write three full pages longhand every day, but I have. Yesterday I went on my weekly "Artist Date." I wanted to see if the art supply store in town was still there and check it out. It was just where I remembered, and I wonder why it's taken so long for me to get down there. I spent $100 - supporting the local economy ;-)  I realize I spend very little time in town, other than driving to and from work and going to the grocery store and local Jo-Ann's. My Artist Dates have given me a chance to change that.

Last week the weather was really nice on one particular day, so I took my camera and went for a walk for my Artist Date. Here are a few photos. There were birds everywhere, and their songs filled the air. See the tiny speck of a blue heron? I have never been able to get a decent photo of these shy birds. In the background is my neighborhood, and you can see the Astor Column at the top of the hill.

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