It has been such an exciting week for me. The Cloth Paper Scissors article that I wrote early this summer is out now. If you scroll down on this page you will see, "A Study in Color and Texture" listed in the table of contents.
My copies and my original art work were in my very crowded mail box on Thursday. The first thing I did when I got home, (after feeding my dogs) was to sit down and pour through it. My critical eye wondered, was it interesting, were the directions clear, how was the photography, etc. And after about a half hour I thought, "I think its okay!"
Many of you know Chrystal Neubauer, who also has a wonderful story in this magazine.
My original title was "the mountains i see." It is about drawing, painting and collaging mountains, the way they look when they are high against the sky, the way their jagged edges and canyons join and flow down to the horizon, and the colors - how they get closer and closer to the color of the sky as they get higher and farther away.
My son and husband and I had taken a driving trip with our RV the summer before and I drew and wrote during those long hours in the car before we stopped at our destination campground. Looking back it was a beautiful trip, mostly because it was my son's last summer before he started college. And watching my husband relax and even be silly was priceless.
Below is my "homework assignment" also for this issue:
Family, mountains, art, time to think and create. This is what I love. Thank you to Barbara and Jennifer for the beautiful job they did on my article and for their amazing magazine.