19 November 2015

fire in the sky...

Sunsets are hard to see from my little home and even harder to capture on film, too many buildings.

But sometimes, the sky just lights up with an extra dose of beauty. 

I stood outside for a long time just watching the sky change and taking loads of photos.  These were my favorites, though.

I woke extra early this morning to pouring rain and decided I would skip my daily walk.  I piddled around the house, reading, painting and playing words with friends with my mum.  Shortly after lunch I realized that it had stopped raining for a while and decided I needed to get outside.  I ended up walking 2.26 miles.  I think that is my longest so far.

I never understand why it hurts more each time I go.  I would think the more I do it and the stronger I get, the easier it would be.  It's funny though, the pain I get when I walk, is an enjoyable kind of pain.  Does that make sense?  It's like I hurt, but I know that it is for a good reason.  Unfortunately, it doesn't take away the head pain and in fact makes them worse.  Somehow, I'm okay with that.

After I returned home and rested a little (to try to let that extra head pain subside) I went back into the studio.  I'd been working on the painting from yesterday and have started another.  I took your words to heart, but I just couldn't get past that peach snow.  So, I took it in another direction.  
I'll be honest, I'm not happy with it.  That is supposed to be a black bear snuggling a pillow in his cave.  Since I couldn't get the winter theme to work I decided to go with spring, and it would be time for him to wake.  I've already decided to move it to the "to be covered" pile.  :-)   

I don't mind.  Each painting helps me to learn and grow.  So, I'll keep making art (even if it is bad) and hopefully one day the good art will come more easily.  

thanks for stopping by!
love & blessings


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are being too hard on yourself, Laura. This turned out lovely. Now that spring has arrived, you could make scenes of winter, summer, and autumn. You already know what to do for winter (you already learned that lesson), so that just leaves the other two seasons that will show your black bear doing what bears do! Your spring bear is wonderful, so please take a bow and enjoy the praises!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The painting works as a Spring one too!

NatureFootstep said...

I really like the idea of a black bear snuggling a pillow. I got an image of it instantly. :) Thanks! Your art works!

Stacie said...

I do like it as a spring picture, but I think I did like it better as winter. I agree with you. Each painting is a lesson learned, no matter how it turns out.

Magic Love Crow said...

Your pictures are truly magical! Never say your art is bad! You are creating from your heart! It is all good!