Saturday, July 10, 2010

Watercolor, Wally and wood

One of the nicest things Wally has done for me is to have a table made so I can stand to paint. Being short, I need an uncommon height to comfortably paint. Now I have a generous table of perfect dimensions made from huanacaxtle, a wood so hard that termites turn the other way.  The table has a sliding shelf with my supplies.  Painting is easy and accessible now.

This is what's on my table.  It's a common tree, though nothing here is common to me.  The seed pods look like big paper figs.  Painting is a way to stay in wonder, to see and see playfully, experimentally and experientially.

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