joyce is coming to moss cottage for a mini-art retreat tomorrow. i hope to hell she's planning to paint another portrait of me. i go crazy over her portraits and she always manages to capture my likeness. one way or another!
this morning i zoomed around and spiffed everything up. but this afternoon i zoomed back around and mussed it all up again.
i only spiff on someone's first visit. after that…well, after that i just let it all hang out. takes me very little time to get to this point. unlike the other 2 moss sisters who are v.v. clean & organized. i'm not. i abominate fuss. if you read MRS. HARGREAVES, you'll soon see that she abominates fuss too. but that's a topic for a whole separate blog post about reading. coming soon!
pam gave me a couple of sketchbooks when she was here last sunday. one is this fabriano. it's about 8×11 or so, maybe a tad bigger. only 40 super thin pages. it's like a notebook.
i took it out today and decided to paint with gouache on the cover. just more of my carefully planned & executed lettering i'm so famous for. except that my inner miss hargreaves, who abominates fuss, apparently took over and this is what resulted.
i didn't think i would like the thin pages, but turns out the wrinkly krinkly-ness of them was a delight. so this is my official I-Cannot-Abominate-Fuss sketchbook. quick & dirty.
i think it's important to have a practice try-out hang-loose-mongoose sketchbook where the contents never have to see the light of day. not for public consumption. except i'm showing them to you to better illustrate my point.
this is another of the sketchbooks from pam. just a generic plain book.
i remember the days of working in one book at a time. pam's the one who broke me of that habit! now i've got 6 or 7 going at once. and. ilikeitlikethat.
i have to go draw a squirrel now. and this time i'm really gonna do it! but before i do…look what i saw at the park today:
also a woman sword dancing, an elderly gentleman swinging from the monkey bars, 2 honking geese flying low over my head, and a man that was about 7 feet tall walking with his best friend who is about 5 feet tall. i see them all the time and they're always giving each other pep talks and pondering life's deep mysteries.
i love the park i love the park ilovetheparkparkpark. the end.