Wednesday, September 11, 2013

filled up~

“Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields...Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.”
― Mary Oliver

refueling is essential for me.  my friend carolyn and i went to the mountains for a weekend with misty mawn at random arts in saluda, .....i am full again~
 seeing the mountains in the distance on the way there made me feel like a little kid inside....with such a deep anticipation and feeling of renewal.  the bold and graceful beauty is breathtaking.

before heading to our bed and breakfast (the oaks), we took off down a road that led to a beautiful waterfall.  (pearson falls), it was a short hike to the top where we hung out for a while with others that were beholding the sight and the feel of the cool air from the falls.  

the path leading to the falls...of course i had to pick up a stick and draw...

this is the tunnel leading up to the falls.  so cool with graffiti and damp walls, and the light at the end...


and a little disco barn off main street....lots of dancing 
and good fun music.  so colorful and full of life.

me, not liking realistic drawing at all, stretching....staying open, and practicing something i
don't like to do :)

mixed media collage exercise with misty
"i hold you dear to my heart"

exercise with stabilo and white paint.  i chose this image with me and my daughters in mind.

my friend carolyn, rocking the portraits.  she is an amazing artist....(and friend)

coloring in the light spaces on sand paper ...
(stretching again :)

mixed media on wood panel....

carolyn, misty, me
at random arts
saluda n.c.

i've been spilling open since i came home from this retreat.  loving every minute of my time with misty...meeting new friends and creating something new.  

1 comment:

  1. I love Random Arts and Jane. I'm glad you likrd the workshop .... I wish I had been able to take it.