Journal Entry 03.18.15
After preparing a few canvases this weekend with preliminary sketches, I started painting tonight. I found some sepia and black/white photos of natives, one Alaskan (perhaps Canadian) and a couple of from the Nez Perce and Sioux.
The colors are mine, just going from the gray shades in the original photos. I’m practicing quick, loose portraits. It’s not refined but looks like a person… which is always a plus!
Rainy weather today, typical March-like, semi-mild. Flowering trees and plants are popping out in delicate and bright colors. I love spring!
Enjoy the strong energies of the week, what with the New Moon, Solar Eclipse, Equinox and what have you… I can feel the energies gently pushing on me throughout the day, but for me, they are comforting. They are, however, pushing other people’s buttons a bit.
Always interesting working in a prison when the moon is full or new…
Enjoy the wonders of an awakening world, both inner and outer.
Update, 3/19/15 – Gave our Inuit hunter a more substantial fur ruff. Traditionally, these ruffs were made of wolverine fur, being the most resistant to frost and ice. I saw some beautiful parkees when a girl in Alaska. Most of the time, to preserve the fur and keep it clean during everyday wear, a cloth parkee was worn over the fur one, creating yet another air layer for warmth, an important factor for survival in the intense cold of the northern regions. Mankind is very adaptive…
Back to painting with Mozart playing in the background. Wonderful meditation in motion!
Hugs and kisses,