12x12, mixed media on cradled panel
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The hot weather is finally breaking here in Central Texas and the crisp morning air is invigorating. For some reason, for me that translates to a yearning to spend more time in the studio. Yeah, like that's gonna happen.... it is definitely not the year for art. There is just too much other fun to have! This is the time for endless football and volleyball games/events and school volunteer jobs. This is the time to enjoy being with Shark Boy as he works towards college and with Lava Girl as she settles into high school. It's a great time of life and I keep reminding myself that a daily art practice will come back around. Later, when our chicks have flown the nest.
In the meantime, these Paper Dolls are the perfect thing: easy to work a little at a time between commitments. And they feed my love for the energy that pattern and the printed word bring. I continue to be so impressed by the strong-yet-transparent qualities of the Fluid Acrylics and I love Vivian's map dress with the doily collar.