More Black-eyed Susans

Black Eyed Susans at the Workshop
 This was my demo for our warm-up painting for our one-day-watercolor-sketchbook-journal-end-of summer-workshop yesterday.  The weather went from cool to very nice to cold, all between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  The weather never stops us  -  good or bad  -  we can turn out the paintings!  The participants did some great little paintings.  I'm hoping they are fired up to carry their sketchbooks around all winter and sketch wherever they are.  They did some cute little two minute sketches around the house when it became to cold to stay outside.

I was feeling a little adrift, aimless, lost, at loose ends, bewildered, unbalanced . . . . after the workshop.  It was my absolute last class of the summer.  My summers are full of classes and workshops  -  often two classes a day.  My Fall classes start the 1st of September, so what's the big deal?  It's a much slower pace, and that's okay.  I just am not ready for summer to end.

I spent the morning painting with friends  -  that got me over my aimless drifting, and then I came home and cleaned a closet.  Wow  -  cleaned a closet  -  maybe I am still drifting.


Marj said...

Love the Black-eyed Susans! Is that a contour drawing? There are so many of these in bloom right now. Very simple, but so attractive.
In my case, the "loose-ends" feelings are my excuse to procrastinate :-)
Really looking forward to the Bookbinding.

Catherine said...

Marj., yes, it is a contour drawing.

I am trying to put my "loose ends" feeling to good use, but I'm not transitioning well. It was a very nice summer, and I guess I am not ready to let go.