The stars come out every night
appearing in the dark
as the sun leaves at the end of day
But does anyone notice them?
The silent trees might
as they whisper to each other
... in the stillness of the night
is there one?
who will take a moment
to sit and ponder
breathe and dream?
|The Stargazer. Watercolour on Winsor Newton paper. 8.5 x 12"|
Theme this week at Jenn's Artist Playroom challenge #32 is celestial/ stargazing. Created whilst balanced on my knee, watercolour palette balanced on my laptop, on my footstool, with my dog hovering underfoot, wondering why there was No Way, she was getting on my lap (she snobbed me later BTW!)
It has otherwise been an eventful week so far: I have been working on items for Reverse Garbage, and experimenting with monotypes ( Like I really needed to try a new art technique - however that is another story!). I have gone out in sympathy with Tracey - I think we should join forces and buy stocks in the Tissue Companies! This spring season is bad for all us allergy sufferers - so dry and windy here is Bris Vegas. I've discovered instagram - that could end up being rather addictive, and I take no notice of my daughters who just roll their eyes at me.
Also, You may recall the QTAC SAGA... well my Dear Daughter #1, after two successful Auditions and interviews on Flute, yesterday received her first notice of intent to offer her a place from Queensland University!! Big Happy Dance followed, and a celebration dinner (with candles even!) This is a HUGE deal for her... after 8 years of flute lessons, and countless hours of practise ( I think I worked it out to be well over 4000 hours!), she has achieved her dream of going to University to study music, on flute. Although we still may have a issue with QTAC (too difficult to explain here, but just to say bureaucracy and red tape is always a bug bear), we are fairly confident we can work through those pesky tribulations!!
Have a great week!