I was only sure of one thing when I started painting today … that I had mixed the color right. I started in the middle left, started small, and it went well, so there you go. I branched out, and I’m not saying I won’t paint over or pastel over what I’ve done so far, because it’s way light for the original cedar in the photograph, which is almost black-green. This is like stained glass, which I dearly love as a rule, but how far do I let myself stray from the orginal? How far have I already strayed? Pretty far, you must know, not having seen the photo, although it does resemble the original. Hmmm. I’m now thinking I’ll do another sketch and just pastel from there with another Powerpoint for the children. And show you all the photograph after that. How about that? Heh. I’m so mean.
But I’m liking it, overall. It feels good.
Even so I’m still only at fits and starts at anything. When I rested today I did so with crystals, one for the solar plexus and one for overall energy and light, a clear quartz cluster. Maybe you think I’m crazy but I think they are helping. Maybe they help me focus my energies toward those two areas of thought/energy? Ida know.
I do feel less heavy-hearted than I did two-three days ago, so that is good — much more accepting of the newly-remembered facts of the past, wierd as that is. Not flashing back as much, so that is great as well. Still a lot of shock, like the car crash just happened, if you know what I mean. Maybe you do.
This week I’ll start six weeks of physical therapy and life will be pretty hectic. However, I do get a much-needed (aren’t they all?) hair cut on Wednesday that I’m very excited about. I’ve run out of styling options for the current do. ‘Tis time.
Tomorrow is our seventh wedding anniversary, and we’re hoping to go for another hike at Monocacy Aqueduct, should it not be raining, have a picnic, and cook a lovely meal indoors — yayum! It should be a nice low-key celebration — 🙂