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I believe that art enriches and informs our lives everyday in many positive ways. Sharing those experiences, whether as an artist or as an appreciator, is part of the pleasure. I welcome your comments and hope you find something of value: a laugh, an insight, a new idea or just a happy moment. Enjoy art!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Having Too Much Fun!

A huge hug to those of you who asked if my blog was MIA this Friday...thanks for noticing!  Truth is I was having way too much fun to even remember what time it was let alone know the day of the week.
I got a surprise last-minute invite to fill in for a travel buddy that was missing her companion for a cruise.  Did I want to come and see the Maya Ruins of Tulum, Mexico?  I was packed in a NY minute.



As a past student of Diana H. Gessler, I took the opportunity to keep a visual journal of our voyage. Check out the link for a far better example of how to do a travel journal, but Fay and I had a ball working on ours during down time while at sea.


Here is another sample: a Key West dive called B.O's where we had delightful fish sandwiches and a page about the Hemingway House which I had never visited before.  I was so glad to have my little paints and journal with me...it made it fun to share the trip with others, and the notes brought back a lot of laughs we shared.  Thanks Diana for your patience in teaching this (I took the class twice!!)

Also on the fun list was an afternoon creating "office art."  My darling in-town daughter-in-law was promoted to her own office and decided it needed some sprucing up.  She loved an abstract piece she saw of wild colors and I convinced her that with a little paint and time she could produce an original.  When she appealed for help I jumped at the chance.  She brought over the colors and canvas and we got to work.


Thank goodness they were not your typical office hues of brown and gold with a touch of navy blue: blah!  We were painting to match a smart rug she had purchased and a pencil holder she loved.  Did I also mention her requirement was cheery and lively??  Oops, I may have gone overboard...


Here's a sneak peek at the unfinished pieces...The one on the right will be titled "Joy" and the left one (still a ways to go) will be titled "Serenity."  And yes, they will hang in the same room...That way she can look up and balance her day by choosing whether she needs a dose of joy or a moment of serenity.  The power of art!!  And the fun of collaboration....she definitely had her hands in the yellow piece....it is so full of texture and movement that it may take days to dry fully.  I may even have turquoise in my hair today.  Worth it however, I loved the time with her.

So despite a couple of looming deadlines (art festival and holiday sale: more soon) I don't hesitate to smell the roses along the way...there are so many ways to enjoy art and art creation that rarely a day goes by that I cant find a way to further my interest and hone my abilities.

Wishing you a passion,
Cindy 
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