What a wondrous thing it was to paint the first few layers of the Shaman in today, a fearful thing, an awesome thing. At first I went over with the underlayer all over the sketch for even coverage, knowing that I would be able to see it afterwards, but that even was kinda scary. Heh. Then went in over that with white, trying to imagine the real Shaman thinking up his original sketch and the meaning it had, the spiritual preparations before the drawing on the mountain. Wow. And then I went over every line three times each. That was the first layer. I won’t recount the other layers as they are much less exciting and profound, but there you have it.
I’m so looking forward to working on the rest of the piece and seeing how the colors balance each other out, toning down some of the colors and detail so it’s a bit less frenetic.
I heard back from my doctor yesterday and I have Megaloblastic Anemia caused by B12 Deficiency. I’m a bit bummed by this, but what can I do. At least I know. I don’t even know why I’m bummed. Heh. I just sorta am. Oh well. Go figure.
I’m excited about other things and it kind of balances out, so it’s all good. I just have to feel the bummer feelings til they’re all gone and then I can feel the joy again. That’s usually how it works for me.
Had a blast planting the herbage yesterday by the way: French Tarragon, Rosemary and Chives together in one container, the Spearmint on its on thank you where it can spread out to its heart’s content, and the lovely little lavender likewise. We’re planning to go to the nursery with a limited budget on Sunday afternoon for some flowers — yay! Looking forward.
May you find balance in your day as well!