Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Spectacular Solstice

With daylight stretching out endlessly in both directions, I stepped out of time on the solstice two weeks ago for an art playdate with longtime friend Joan at her home.

Sharing a wish to get looser and less fussy in our creativity, we got right down to some laugh-out-loud fun with a whole bunch of commingled art supplies.

The hours flew by, and suddenly there we were with two paintings apiece stuck in rip-roaringly ugly and decidedly unfinished stages.

Our exit plan: (1) select one piece, cut it into quadrants, develop the quadrants into postcards, send the cards to each other by post; (2) get together for a repeat playdate in a few weeks to develop the second piece.

Random process photos:







6 comments:

  1. So much fun! Love the detail of green beans and red scribbles! Lots of fire and brimstone!

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    1. Yes, so much fun! For a person such as myself who requires a measure of solitude every day, painting is a good fit, but there are such gifts from the side-by-side of painting with a friend. Being with Joan opened doors I might not have even seen as doors on my own.

      Green beans and scribbles! Fire and brimstone! I appreciate hearing what you noticed, Carol!

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  2. This is a fun idea! What a way to loosen up and play. :) I love the idea of commingled supplies, too - little bits to be discovered in new ways.

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    1. It really was a day of stepping out of chronos into kairos; very energizing!

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  3. Ha ha ha, rip roaringly... love that!!! FUN :)

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    1. You and I often seem of the same cloth with many expressions; glad this one hit the spot with you, Sheila.

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