I know…I know…
It has been long. I think I’m still post-residency sifting and, perhaps, ignoring. Needed a little break this 4th of July to not create and not even think about creating. But I did. I painted. It is a series of 4 canvases, and I have finished one. Two others have been started and one hasn’t been touched–the largest one. But because they are…let’s say…an installation on site, I won’t be able to finish them for a number of months. It is an exploration on color and texture and I’m crossing my fingers that I will be able to mix the paint to achieve those same colors as I did this weekend. I just got back from a 4 day-ish trip to San Francisco. Always wonderful there. A bit cold, and every time I go back that Mark Twain quote, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco” echoes through my mind. The first thing I notice when I arrive in SF is how crisp it is. It must be the ocean.
I had one of my favorite meals there, Dim Sum. (See below.) What a treat. The Chinese and Japanese food in SF is just so, so good.
I also went to my new favorite store. FAVORITE store. Flax. It’s kind of like heaven. It’s not a health store–although I can see how you might think that. It’s the most extensive, beautiful art store I’ve ever imagined. There are ROOMS of just paper. The most beautiful paper I’ve ever seen. I bought some and will be creating something with it soon. That’s where the canvases, paints, and brushes came from too. I need to go back. And if you go to the Bay Area…GO.
Huh…I need to learn how to take a creative break. Help!