Sunday, February 26, 2012
Put Down the Camera for a While
Otherwise, the experience motivated me to rearrange my day packs, and have one primarily dedicated to my portable art supplies. The one I used yesterday that carried colored pencils, a set of pan watercolors, a waterbrush, and some other odds and ends, accompanied me to a coffee shop this morning. Out of habit, I brought along the laptop as well. The pack that usually carries my laptop is otherwise filled with what I'd call office supplies. Oh my, decisions.... Meanwhile, I've decided I need to take up the drawing and painting habit more seriously. Here I have photos of a moss page from my journal, finally completed, and a painting of damselflies mating. I've been ambivalent about that painting ever since I did it. I wanted to show it in the gallery, then made a bad choice of frame, then became dissatisfied with the painting itself. This morning I removed it from the frame and decided it was good enough to show off here. Meanwhile, the photo of my various day packs and a tote bag show the dilemma I'm trying to resolve. I need to prioritize my portables and choose matching day packs within the next week or so before the wildflowers start to show up in force.