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Monday, October 1, 2012

Fall Has Arrived!

Not much in the way of real fall weather yet... but a little taste of cool temps every now and then. Been a very busy summer around here, as I'm sure it has been in your corner of the world too. I've been enjoying spending time with my grandson who has gone from a 1 lb 4.5 oz preemie to a healthy, giggly seven month old who now weighs a little over 14 lbs! He's a miracle that's for sure. A lot of prayers went up on his behalf and each one was sincerely appreciated.

Posting pics of Colton below so you can see his progress.

Been busy on the art front too. I've participated in the Drawspace ATC trade each month. Love the small size of an ATC, and it gives me a chance to experiment without worrying that I might be ruining a painting in which I have a lot of time invested. Also done 50+ individually painted bookmarks that will be for sale at craft shows and local gift stores.

I'm noticing a difference in my approach to art and my expectations of the finished product. I was stuck in the "must slavishly reproduce the photo" mode for longer than I should have been. But I've noticed that for the last few months I'm straying farther and farther away from the original reference (unless it's a portrait) and also doing some art purely from memory and imagination. Yay! I'm breaking free from The Reference!

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