This is a conversation I had with myself this morning.
I feel liberated. The desire to become a daily painter is gone. And the guilt for failure to become a member of the club is also gone.
The desire to paint, though, is still irresistible - watercolor batiks, palette knife painting, even some plein air painting towards the end of the summer are high on the list.
|Plein air painting in Michigan. Tim - sitting down on the job.|
|Plein air painting on Sauvie Island in Portland with Tim and artist Joanne Kollman.|
|It was a bit windy on Sauvie Island that afternoon.|
|Plein air painting workshop with artist Becky Joy in Hood River.|
In reality, the desire to do anything inspired is irresistible.
The focus of this blog, then, will expand to include all things creative, artsy and beautiful in and around Portland (although I think its been going in that direction for a while).
Painting is not the only creative outlet on earth (well, maybe sometimes it is).
But it's okay if I don't paint every day, ...
|No, this is not my backyard. It was an art sale a few blocks away from my house.|
|This guard-bear was lurking around the art sale tent.|
so no more guilt.