more park drawing & painting. this time i used a super inexpensive varsity fountain pen.
yesterday i sat on a bench by the redwood trees and listened to michael hoppé & tim wheater while i drew. i was having a major ecstatic moment. the sunlight slanting through the trees. the scent of opening blossoms & pine. the quiet. the music. oh the music!
laying down my crooked lines. staring at each leaf & petal. i felt a great calming hush.
it's that feeling that drove me to submit my application for a 6 month leave of absence recently. i won't find out until the end of april.
i want more time like this. less noise, more stillness.
the chance to sit look listen study read.
to study my collections of shells & plants. (sharron tell lucy the "poor man's" orchid pups she gave me are flourishing)
you who are homebodies know the deep pleasures of HOME and the longing to settle in and tend to the nest.
it's all i want to do. interspersed, of course, with the great american road trip that's unfolding in my mind.