A New Direction

It’s been a productive day. I slept in a little, filled up the birdfeeders, then got up and took Finn for a hike at Canemah.

A children's moon over Canemah

A children’s moon over Canemah

It was cold and frosty but bright. A great day. As we crested the first hill, a “children’s moon” greeted us.

I liked the way the front was receding just after the shadow disappeared. You can really see that in this photo.

I liked the way the front was receding just after the shadow disappeared. You can really see that in this photo.

Inspired by this, I took our usual loop in the opposite direction (clockwise instead of counter-clockwise). It’s amazing how much such a simple change makes everything change.

Light through salal leaves.

Light through salal leaves.

I hope a similar approach may help me get into the spring WSO show. For the first time, I’m entering an abstract as well as a representational piece. It feels a little like cheating, but I do like the piece and I’m proud of it. Fingers crossed!

In the meantime, I added my two entered paintings on the painting pages and two more than I have deemed “finished.” I hope you’ll check them out.

So, in summary, on this productive day I hiked, painted, entered paintings in the show, updated my website, and even did a little weeding. I need a nap.

I don't know the name of this plant, but it blooms white in the summer, inspiring my name for it, wedding lace plant. In the winter it ages and I think of it as an antique wedding veil.

I don’t know the name of this plant, but it blooms white in the summer, inspiring my name for it, wedding lace plant. In the winter it ages and I think of it as an antique wedding veil.

P.S. Finn and I dislike litter bugs.

Don't litter!

Don’t litter!

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