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Another sleepless night...

LOL! The title of this post sounds like it would work for an angsty story. It's 5:40 am of the second sleepless night in a row. Pain in my shoulder is too bad to get comfortable or relax. Ah, well, you know pain -- it comes, it goes, all the rain doesn't help, and the best antidote is to think about something else and do something that's fun.

Speaking of fun, (wasn't that a neat segue!), I signed up for art lessons today! Painting, like writing, has been one of my lifelong dreams. Used to muck around with pastels and charcoal sketches, as well as oils in my youth, and I draw a pretty good horse, lol! Have not bad colour sense. But I never took lessons (well, until Lorraine spent an afternoon at Moonridge with me this past summer -- thanks, Lorraine!). Well, Lorraine is very kind and told me that I have potential. You can see what we worked on that day in Trick or Treat, movie six in the Thin Blue Line productions. It's a black and white sketch portrait of Blair of which I am inordinately proud, and I'm grateful to Lorraine for having shown me what to do and for finishing the detail work for me. Lorraine's kind encouragement may have created a monster, we'll see, lol.

In any case, these particular lessons will be in acrylics and will probably focus on landscapes -- with the mountains, forests, rivers and streams around here, there's some great landscape to paint. The artist is well known locally and has a great rep for teaching. The first round is six two-hour weekly sessions starting next Wednesday evening. Maybe I'll paint something for my Mom for Christmas (shades of children proudly bringing their artwork home from school to hang on the fridge!)

I'm hoping for a course in water colours and portraiture will be offered in January, we'll see. It would be with another artist in town. It's such fun to live in an art colony of sorts!

All that to say, I may be in pain and delirious from lack of sleep, but you can colour me happy!

(The icon is courtesy of Lit_gal!)

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maaaaa
Nov. 4th, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)
Yay You!
Not for the sleepless nights of course, *g*.

The art lessons sound like fun and a great idea. I used to draw a bit, but I never excelled at it. Your first lesson was with Lorraine? Lucky you! I'm sure she was not just being 'very kind' when she said you had potential. (must scurry off to admire your sketch in Trick or Treat) Movie six?!? eeeep!...I'm way behind on my reading.

So...what colour is happy?
caarianna
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:32 am (UTC)
Re: Yay You!
maaaaa, hey, thanks for the encouragement! Yep, it was a great afternoon with Lorraine. She had brought all kinds of supplies for us to work with and was very patient with me. We had a crowd of folks in my room, so we perched on chairs beside the bed and used it as our table, lol. She taught me a lot in a short time -- very patient and generous with her knowledge.

What colour is happy? Whatever colour makes you happy, lol. Makes you feel bright and alive, joyful and smiling. Picture, perhaps, a perfect double rainbow over a deep blue harbour, a bridge of light and promise, with the sun shining bright after a crystal rain, the sight lightening your heart as you draw in a deep breath and just enjoy the pleasure of the luminous colours ....

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