Several days ago I shot a close-up view of a pastel that's in the works. It's another Sunlight/Moonlight bear - centered moon, centered bear - with it's head quite upright. For fun I'd tilted the camera to create a different angle..... And now I LIKE that angle better than original. Sooo....
Of course, the sitting bear will be finished in the position it's in.
And a tilted-head bear is in the near future.
The mysteries of angles and gestures......
Also, I like the cropped image almost as is. Time to create parts of bears with parts of skies? Decisions decisions.
And the oil paints are still whispering, "Come play with us..... Come play with us...." They are within sight in the studio. That's an important thing. If you want to try something new - keep the materials close at hand. This could be buying some new vegetables and putting them in the front of your refrigerator, putting that new book on the top of the stack, putting those new running shoes right by the door.
Now it's back to preparing for this weekend's Rivertown Art Fair in Stillwater, MN (May 30 - June 1). We'll be in Booth 39. This year's event will be held toward the north end of Lowell Park. After visiting Cedarburg, Wisconsin this past weekend I am appreciating our "quaint" "tourist" towns a tad more. We know that there are parts that are definitely NOT quaint nor touristy, and that disagreements about the city take place LOUDLY at times, but I do feel lucky to live where we do.
On to day. Yes, the head is still dinging. No, the garden is not planted. Yes, I've ridded the kitchen of more than 30 things yesterday. No, you can not see the difference.
The pink and white varieties of Lily of the Valley are finally opening up. Time to "waste" a little more time and go choose a few for a tiny vase.
Please do something that brings you pleasure today. Even if it's simply tilting your head to get a new perspective on a little bit of life.
PS: Next art fair is The Grand Forks Art Festival - June14 - 15. We will be on the North Dakota side of the action. Lots of art on the Minnesota side of town, too!