Thursday, November 20, 2008

"Looking Forward..." a fabulous, sunny, blissfully art-filled day today
with a favorite sketchbook journaling artist/mentor/friend/cool person
during an all day workshop sponsored by my local art club.

The weather in Arizona has been gorgeous lately
it has also been breaking all kinds of record highs
for this time of year...
and many of us are anxious for our seasonal cool down to arrive and stay.
The nights though have been just plain open...
breathing the sweetly scented, cool, fresh desert air...

The day I drew the plein air sketch I posted above was one of those
"picture perfect" days
that everyone comes to Arizona this time of year to experience...
Here's hoping that today
will be a repeat "weather wise" and the only records broken will be
those records I set for sketching! :)

"Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss.
Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real."
~Deepak Chopra


MuseSwings said...

What a perfect day picture! It's perfectly lovely!

freebird said...

Have fun on your sketch day! It has been lovely weather. Too bad it wouldn't hold over Thanksgiving.

Craft Junkie said...

I wish I had an art buddy...heck, it would be wonderful to have an art club around here. *sigh* Your day sounds amazing...I hope it was a wonderful one!
Peace & Love,

christine said...

Hi Margaret,
Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog today!

I love how you've painted the delicate wispy ends of this interesting plant.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your weather sounds as lovely as your art looks Margaret. Have a wonderful day with your painting buddy and I will look forward to seeing what you do while together.

Angie in AZ said...

LOVE this painting! This is my favorite desert tree. I'm so fascinated with the gorgeous smooth, green bark and bright yellow flowers. You captured it beautifully!

peachtreeart said...

Oh, I'm so envious, your tree looks like a tree. I've been practicing and my tree still look weird. Great job!

Sandy said...

Oh boy is Deepak Chopra Right (again) art gives me Joy, which is the only way I can describe it to others. Theis sketch is sheer JOY!! enJOY!

Teri C said...

Too cool. Interpret that as , "I am so dam jealous!"

Can't wait to see the results.

BMoon said...

Great as know, that lovely tree you drew looks almost bamboo-ish! Fun.

marianne said...

Lovely painting!
The desert sounds wonderful to me!
How was your workshop? Hope you enjoyed it!

Lisa Reed said...

I could feel your excitement and can't wait to hear/see/experience the outcome of today with Grace..with grace!
(it's my favorite word)

Trish said...

I love the posting, the drawing, your words...Please fill us all in on the workshop.