Monday, August 11, 2014

A Place To Just Be (and other new work)...

A Place To Just Be
9x8x1

I See You
9x8x2

Cloud Study No.7 (edge of night)
5x5x1

In Cahoots
7x7x2


Hello again.  I have been back from the beach for a week and have been busy unpacking, doing laundry, tending the garden and filling our bellies with all the good stuff we've grown this year and I've been busy painting.  In between all the catch up involved in coming back from 10 days away I have managed to fit in quite a bit of studio time.  In addition to finishing up these four pieces, over the weekend I prepped two 24x24" boards for an abstract painting class I'll be attending this week.  I haven't taken in a class in awhile and I'm excited and a bit nervous about letting go and painting big with others.  I have a feeling the beach trip and/or the idea of water will find it's way into whatever I create in class.  I really miss being close to the water and truly enjoyed every minute of our trip to Charleston and the beautiful beach on Isle of Palm.  There is something about being near the water that opens me up, helps me make sense of things and that is calming and reassuring.  For me, being near the water almost always means slowing down and reconnecting with nature, myself and people I love...I carried that feeling home and unpacked it in 'A Place To Just Be'.   With the last weeks of summer upon us I am savoring the long days, fresh veggies and flowers and the company of my three kiddos.  What about you...where are you finding your bliss this summer?


5 comments:

Alyssa said...

I looooooove "A Place to Just Be" - that image deeply resonates with me at a core place. Thanks for sharing it!

tangled sky studio said...

thank you for your kind words :)

artslice said...

Ooooh, I love your new paintings! Especially the first one. Wow. Hope you had a great time at the beach... we are heading there soon. One last splash before the end of summer...

Bliss lately is just being here, in and out of my own head and thoughts and doings... but summer is calm. Very calm:)

xoxoxo

marymccloskey said...

Terrific new work! Time to move to the beach,huh? Happy last days of summer...

tangled sky studio said...

i lived just a block from the beach for 8 lovely years and while i really miss that place, i also love my new surroundings which are woods, farms and gardens. I'm thinking of it like the yin and yang of the seasons...one is much better because the other exists and i need both :)