Daily Archives: October 1, 2008

I am an Orphan Girl

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Autumn is slowly edging its way into colder weather  – 84 dgrees today – but not like summer 84.  Today was a humid, hazy day that finally ended in a few sprinkles, heavy with the scent of autumn, that wet rock, dampened earth, and leftover summer heat smell. 

Tonight I’ve been listening to Gillian Welch and creating background pages in my art journal.  I am hesitant to begin this journal, and I don’t know why, so I keep playing with gesso and background preparation.  Usually I do just a page or two at a time, and then I do a few more pages, but this time I’ve been doing page after page of gesso, colors, colors mixed with gesso, black gesso, different paints.  Not sure why I am avoiding the real thing.  There is a painting downstairs halfway begun, and I am avoiding that too.  Maybe October will be better.

I am an Orphan Girl tonight….