more fruits of my nightly labor! i am so so so so so so so to-the-hundredth-power glad that i started making small pictures in my small sketchbook. i am 3/4 of the way back on the saddle. it’s very relaxing to sit at my work bench on my old vinyl stool, that used to be a chair, and roll my brush around in the thick pats of gouache.
i’m watching less vanlife/rvlife videos on youtube and spending less time over on redfin looking for houses in faraway locales.
could it be some of my wanderlust is dissipating? nah, i wouldn’t go that far. but i will take this moment to insert the most banal of descriptions right here… to say, i am having f-u-n.
so far i’m just painting whatever is on my desk, but today i went for a neighborhood walk and collected this small piece of pyracantha to bring home in my pocket to paint.
now you know what these previously unrelated photos are doing in this post. now you know the rest of the story.
i thought i had a neighborhood walking category here on DFLA, but apparently i do not. it’s just called LA STORIES. seems i haven’t posted to that category in a while.
there used to be a public stairway that led from a hill behind my house down to a street on the other side of the hill. now there’s a pretty door blocking access to the stairs. they’ve been closed and abandoned for at least 15 years. i took this pic from the bottom of the stairs on the other street.
since i’m relatively close to the arroyo there’s lots of river rock used in old walls around here.
quiet morning. the sun was warm, but the air was cool. perfect conditions for a ramble.
if you’re up to something good i’m pretty sure you’ll tell me won’t you?
i’m going to crack open my jumbo sized sketchbook. paint some cats or somethin’.
over and out from moss cottage where all the women are smart, the cats are good lookin’, and the ideas are above average. been awhile since i closed a post with that one!