Sunday, March 18, 2012

"My Artistic Life..."

...much like this sketchbook page...
has been a mosaic of intertwined activities...
one layered upon the next...for the past month or so.
This page was started in December
with the heat lamp drawn in the lower right corner.
It was drawn while waiting for Marlene
over at Birt's cafe.
We were to have a zentangle inspired drawing date.
We met,
we drew a little,
and we ended up gabbing a whole lot more.
Since that was the only item on the page...
I decided to incorporate it
into a series of drawings...like a collage effect.
Well...
then came multiple health issues with my parents...
and my surgical waiting room time
quickly
became packed jammed with
tiny circles and crosshatching patterns.
I really had no intention
of filling in all the gravel areas
with such detail...it just happened.
It was my way of coping...and de-stressing.
Before I knew it
the page had become full.
The actual view is of part of my parents back yard
and if you look really closely
you can see that the dates I worked on the piece
are embedded into the drawing.
I painted it just the other night...in under
a half hour or so.
That was the first time in over a month
where
I was able to let the paint fly
and
allow my Muse to simply play.
It felt so darned good...it really, really did.
So very much more to share...later.

15 comments:

Molossus said...

I love the depth and texture in this piece. It has a soft, summery feel.

Lynn said...

What emotion must have gone into this drawing/painting...I do hope your folks are doing okay...sorry for the scary times...love your art but then you know that!

Teri Casper said...

Hope all is getting back to normal with you parents. Very scary for you.
Love the whole page; like a month of stress being de-stressed.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh Peg, I knew you were quite for a reason. I hope all are mending well. A really nice page for all the stress. Can't wait to see what else you have been up to. Big Hugs.

Mary Walker Designs said...

Lots of pebbles that must have been a lot of waiting. All the little details give it life you're right drawing is a great way to pass the time.

Rebecca Trump said...

Wonderful drawing! I am sure it really helped you cope through all the waiting - Hope all is well with your parents.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

This painting has so much life going on! As more and more of my friends become entangled in your world of Zentangle, I am tempted to try it myself. But, knowing my lack of patience for detail, I doubt I will.

I enjoyed getting to talk with you at the SCG festival last Saturday. Hopefully, your parents' health will return to normal and you can clear your mind of the worrisome distractions that brings to us all.

Hang in there!

Sandra said...

Your situation pushed you to create a more intriguing drawing. Didn't think that was possible, as all your work is so outstanding. Take care!

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Anonymous said...

Love the picture! And so glad you're back! Checked everday!;) You've been on my mind ~ hope life has settled a bit! Love ya! jgl:)

studio lolo said...

I was about to email you because I have felt your absence. I'm sorry you and your parents are going through a rough patch.

Sending big hugs to you. I do love what you manage to sketch in the thick of it all!

Prayers sent your way...

xo
Laurel♥

raena said...

It's already been said but the first thing that strikes me is the amazing depth! And I love the textures!

Alex said...

Love the richness of colors of this one and all the amazing details! Simply beautiful!

Caroline said...

A beautiful illustration to come out of all that waiting.

nanke's stuff said...

It really is beautiful. I love the colors, the textures, and all the interesting things you incorporated into it. Hope things are calmer for you and your family now. nancy