Thursday, October 7, 2010
We had a sudden cold spell here in Joshua Tree. Many of you know that I am not a lover of the cold, and so the change in temperature has left me a bit grumpy. Or maybe it's the fact that I am now in the midst of framing hell. I really don't like framing. At all. I might even go so far as to say I hate framing. I hate framing even more than I hate cold weather!
I had actuallystopped using my favorite medium, pastel, because it has to be framed in order to be displayed or transported safely. I had not worked in pastel for 2 years. Now I have a stack of new pastel paintings of the Joshua Tree, and I am trying to work up the courage to frame them. But I wasn't quite ready for that just yet, today. So I thought I would put frames on some of my oil paintings. I have done a few paintings on board and they needed frames. That should be easy, right? I don't want to go into detail, but suffice to say that I am not encouraged by my lack of framing progress. At this rate, I will never be ready for the two upcoming shows! eeeeeeeeeek!
I did want to share with you some photos from the marvelous sunrises we had last week, when we had some storms roll in and bless us with rain. I was out early, in my pj's, tripping over cacti, clicking away with my camera. (I was not the only one, I've discovered. A like minded friend in Yucca Valley had the same impulse...great minds DO think alike.)
You don't get to see all the photos I took, because I plan to turn many of them into paintings. I am not sure the photos capture the magnificence of that sunrise. It seemed like every where I looked, there was something amazing to see. It just kept getting better and better and then the sun exploded over the top of the mountains - I almost heard it! Really.
I thank you all for stopping over to read this oft-neglected blog. I DO plan to post more, once these two shows are over. For my fellow bloggers, I would like to get a chance to catch up with you, and I hope to do that again, soon!