Passions of an Odd Chick

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Can you believe it just dawned on me that I can use both sides of the page in my new art journal?? My older journal did not have this smooth of a transition in the middle.

The joy of doing a little art everyday - have I mentioned that?
This tabletop watercolor was done yesterday evening after I had quit for the day. It includes my favorite Frankoma tea pitcher and art book.

I cut hay in a beautiful green hayfield most of the day. The purple blooms smell like lilacs and when crushed and cut, the smell of the air is heavy and perfumed.

This is my sweet husband fixing the air-conditioner as he would never allow his wife to run a piece of equipment without a good air-conditioner, even though I never complained.

And this is a hole that opened up in the sky and intrigued me as drove round and round. It was like a big screen and I kept wondering what else was going to appear. I kept my camera handy as it evolved. But soon it turned into a thunderstorm and I was pushing the limits of my machine to get the field cut before it rained me out.
I experience goodness and artful things all day. Is it any wonder, that in the evening that expression must come out ? And then I can rest my mind along with my body.


RanchGirl said...

I love how alfalfa smells! I saw that hole in the clouds yesterday too.

linda said...

I love your pictures as much as I love your art! You live in a beautiful place with what looks like, a million miles around you! That hole in the cloud is wonderful...California rarely makes cloud formations like that.

I have an art journal I am stymied on because I don't know what to use for drawing in it...Do you use felt pens or the like or watercolor. Mine is watercolor paper but my WC palette is big & drippy...any suggestions appreciated as I have to lay down mostly so something I can do in bed would be wonderfully appreciated :)

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

First of all, I love your artwork, it is so beautiful and your talent is awesome.
Second, my younger of my two sons had a job in highschool with a guy who owned a machine shop and ran a farm. Matthew helped him with whatever he needed him to do. His favorite job was to cut hay, and to this day that smell brings a smile to his face.
He dreams of owning land in Montana and owning horses, maybe one day he can cut hayfields again.

clare said...

HI Oddchick, Great blog. Thank you for dropping by my blog and commenting! One thing I must clear up RIGHT NOW.... Those books on my blog are a part of my etsy Wishlist/Favourites!!! EEEk You bought a book I soooo desired to own. ;0)
So Please remember I haven't sold it to you, Someone else has!!!

"JEANNELLE" said...

Fun to see photos of your farming operation! What kind of tractor is that? Is all your land irrigated?

And, I loved your photo of the hole in the clouds! I enjoy watching for unusual cloud formations, too! Caught a photo of an arrow in the clouds the other day and need to post it sometime.

I liked your mention of doing "art everyday". I have a post about a time when I overheard an art professor encouraging someone to do that:

Your blog is refreshing and inspiring! I'm going to send you thought waves right now about the subject of my post tomorrow.....we'll see if our posts are similar again!!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love how suddenly people can see something in a new way--painting over the page break, for example.

The hole in the sky photo is great.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Good morning. I've given you a blog award. It's the second post down over at my place.