03/12/2006: "Brighter Than Sunshine"
I just got back from walking through the woods while listening to upbeat music. At a sunny patch of snow I laid down and looked up through the bare tree branches at the sun until my eyes watered and my ass froze. I can't remember the last time I felt so happy. Then on my way back I saw 6 (I counted) couples walking 2 by 2 along the water. It made me stop and wonder: am I odd for not needing anyone like that? But then "Brighter Than Sunshine" started playing and I realized that I'm just fine, thankyouverymuch.
In other news, someone wanted to buy an old version of a painting from my "in progress" gallery. The last time this happened I said "no way" but this time I said I'd try and after I painted it back the way it had been I realized how much better it looked...so, all's well that ends well. Even better...it got me painting again...it was just the push I needed.
Then last night my dad told me which paintings in my "in progress" gallery he likes best and mentioned comments from my guestbook that impressed him. Then he told me how proud of me he is. Geesh. My dad could never understand why I quit painting realistically but he seems to like my newest paintings quite a bit, which really means a lot!!!
I feel more encouraged than ever to keep painting. Btw, this weekend is the first time that I've used Liquin in months. I put my Air So Pure next to my easle and I'm happy to report that I couldn't smell the normally noxious ordors at all! JOY! Below is a painting I started, it's very rough (she looks like she has cellulite) but the finished version looks amazing in my head.