|Juniper berries in progress|
Our property is up for sale, and it has been "interesting" to see the creatures in our Jeep as we crate them up and take them with us each time there is a showing of the house. One of the cats yowls the entire time which is really annoying after one or two hours. The other cat only speaks a few times an hour, and when he yowls, I kid you not, it sounds exactly like a person saying "No way!" in a high pitched cat like voice. Really funny-weird. Then there is the lovely happy Border Collie who jumps into the back of the Jeep and lays down, but pants the entire time we are away...which means fogged up windows now that it is cold weather. I don't know about you, but it kind of freaks me out, when I think too deeply, that I am breathing the air that the dog is panting into.
With many meetings of various kinds in October, creating a "show home" of our house, leaving for hours on end when someone wants a viewing, and the normal everyday types of things like laundry, cooking, eating, sleeping...it all tends to makes for reduced studio time. I am getting further on this watercolor of juniper berries, but it is slow going. Do you realize how many needles there are on just one branch of a juniper bush? Yes - it is TOO many! But, since this painting is for my own pleasure, I try to just enjoy the process of painting needle after needle, varying the color and value of each one...a real test of patience for someone like me!
Time to get back to the easel...have a great week!