And I will keep doing those things...creating and being sparkly.
I continued to make my daily art while I was back home. It can be tough to keep up with it when I am on the road but luckily the materials I am using this month (watercolor and black colored pencil) travel pretty easily. Here are the daily pieces from this week;
Making my daily art in a hotel in Jacksonville...on my nephews bed while my niece yelled gibberish at me (and ran off with my ring)...at my father-in-law's house while watching Italian TV (and later getting a nice Italian dinner with sauce made from scratch!)...and on the road back to Florida. It was a busy week.
In addition to my daily art, I wanted to make something special in memory of my granny. On the morning of her funeral, I woke up at around 8:30 and started working. I made 36 angel paintings for a special #AngelDropArt at the service (...actually going to make more this weekend...) and I also painted two portraits of granny from scratch. I wasn't sure that I could get all of this accomplished- but I did. Thirty-six angels and two pics of heaven's newest angel- Julia Deaton, aka 'Miss Flossie'.
Earlier this summer, John and I went to see Willie Nelson. I remember Willie playing the song, 'I'll Fly Away' and it brought me to tears because it made me think of my granny, and I felt that she would be flying away. That was this summer. And she did, on September 16, 2016 at the age of 86. I will miss her, but I do feel like she is free now and that brings me peace.
Artist and Art Teacher