but much to my surprise it did quite the opposite.
it stoked a (old & constant) yearning itch to create art!
i used to be very artistic & make a lot of art.
of course years ago in college, like everyone else.
& like a lot of other creative college kids i was "advised" to put the fun aside to pursue "serious" grown-up goals.
but this itch to express & create has never gone away.
i saw this guys shorts on the beach after our hike.
nothing special to look at but for some reason i LOVED them.
they reminded me of the natural elements we just hiked thru. yellow ocre sandstone, grey fog & pines, blue ocean water, black & red rock, soil, native flowers...so many connections.
i asked the guy if i could take a pic of his shorts because i wanted to paint them.
& that was that...but 3 months ago.
Saturday, He left to work for the weekend.
i had very little precious painting me time,
but i was so super determined.
the girls snuggled up on the couch & turned on a movie.
Zee Avi, Ernie Halter & Otis Redding on Pandora.
i practiced with the colors & decided to brighten them up a bit. for some reason i couldn't help but adding more blue than grey.
seriously, i dont even know how to draw really anymore
& even my painting skills are super rusty.
but ahhhh i could care less!
so there it is...nothing too fancy,
un-named & maybe even waiting for a frame.
i'm super happy with it,
& that finally,