Sketching the cook’s dilemma

sketching

Good morning pots. I know they want to be cleaned. I will contemplate them with my Tombow markers. Just a little pen for definition. Thirty minutes. I could have gotten lost in my phone that long. Less phone, more sketching. Onto the pots now.

#sketching #habit #tombowusa #micronpens

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Sketching with coffee

sketching

These are the things that landed on my kitchen table last night. Less phone, more sketching.

I’ve been unsubscribing from emails. I would like an art thing or a health thing or a spiritual thing or a marketing thing and then the solicitations would arrive ALL DAY LONG! It was akin to being in a batting cage and having baseballs flung at me without having the chance to hit any of them without the next one coming. I have Shiny Object Syndrome in the Age of the Squirrel. The information I subscribed to seemed interesting at the time, but there wasn’t any content.

I just kept deleting things in my inbox without even reading any of it. Ridiculous. I like having all my notifications cleared. It’s like getting to an even number when getting gas. If I go to $20.01, then I have to take it to $20.10. So annoying.

Less information, more life. I love to research and anything I need to know or learn will land in my life exactly when I need it. My word this year is synchronicity. So far it’s working beautifully.

#sketching #tombowusa #micronpens #uniballsingowhitepen #meditative #flow #fun

New Mexico is a great big brown baked potato

Acrylics, Art, Encaustic Wax, Inspiration

This is a short story on how this painting got its’ name. It began in 1981. When photos were taken with film cameras.

While some people might think that New Mexico looks like a great big brown baked potato, I think otherwise. Colors in the rocks, the sunsets, and landscape. Magnificent.

The painting started out as “The Draw” based on Blackwater Draw in New Mexcio. It landed on the canvas in 2011 with a monochrome under painting of burnt umber. I started it upside down because the perspective was challenging me. This way my brain would only see shapes. Other colors were going to be added, but we moved. And moved again. I kind of liked it with the one color.

2015 – This painting wanted attention. Encaustic wax called to me. I brushed the wax over the top very lightly and only heated it enough to adhere the layers. The sand is silica from those little packets that come in pills. In writing on the very last layer is “New Mexico is a great big brown baked potato” in oil pastels. This piece flowed out of me and I enjoyed the process.