New medium

May 19, 2019

Robbie tells me that if I keep doing the same things I’ll always get the same results.
That is so true; in life and in art.

I stopped at a Value Village and bought some random oil pastels.
I’ve never used oil pastels before.
So this was it then, I grabbed those pastels, put on the ring Chloe made for me for strength, sat in the desert at sunrise, and tentatively made a stroke on the paper.

About 20 minutes later I decided there must be more to these pastels that I don’t know about. A way to smudge them together and decided to grab my chalk smudge sticks for the next day.

But this first day painting in the desert with those oil pastels was amazing and freeing.

I drove around from place to place stopping, walking, painting, sketching…exploring.

Slowly, the sun is staring to come back to my soul.

Finding the footsteps of the those who came before
Attempted crisis management: hunkering down in the desert

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6 Comments

  • Reply daryl May 19, 2019 at 6:16 am

    HUGE HUGS

  • Reply tammy j May 19, 2019 at 6:27 am

    another artist… Georgia O’Keeffe… also found her true soul in the desert.
    you’re in good company. and your spirit must have lead you there. xo

  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks May 19, 2019 at 6:54 am

    New beginnings can be exciting too. Hugs to you out there in the desert.

  • Reply Barb May 19, 2019 at 8:14 am

    I think that strength ring is working (it’s beautiful). The desert landscape has so much to offer. I like seeing it through your camera lens and through your creative drawing. Be well.

  • Reply Robert Frank Gasch May 19, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Amazing!!!

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm May 21, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Gosh that’s a lovely painting V .. hugs from me too ?

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