Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Word-less Dreaming -- en plein air!
Way back at the beginning of the month/year, I outlined my travel plans, but also held back one page of summer's itinerary. I did mention that the new project would involve extending something I tried for the first time last year -- art lessons. While my toe-dipping was limited, in 2012, to sketching and painting in an illustrated journal, I've decided to take a bigger plunge in 2013.
After all, how could I resist when my very good friend Alison is running Painting in France classes for the second year. Above is a photo she took during last summer's course in Espedaillac, and you can imaginarily photoshop me right into that field where I'll be plunking myself down this June.
Should you want to see more of the inspiration that's got me willing to try my hand, check out Alison's Drawing a Day project, one that she conducts each January, a convincing demonstration of what can be done with ten minutes (not to mention an abundance of talent and skill!).
For now, I'm back to the quotidian, heading up to campus through the January rain. But oh, to dream of summer in France . . . .
What dreams are pulling you through your days? Or are you enjoying living in the moments, wise you . . . .