The best part of this drawing is not how it looks; the best part is what it helped me see today. This morning, as I was walking and noticing the twists of the tree trunks, I was very grateful to all that art has brought into my life. It doesn’t matter the art form, all of it helps me to see the world around me in different ways and capture it in my own way. Whether it’s photography or drawing or painting or words, that’s what I’m doing, isn’t it? Seeing, interpreting, and then sharing it here.
I bet you thought you were going to see peeling paint in today’s image, from the title of my post, and knowing what I love. Wrong! I’ve been neglecting to share good, colorful, fresh paint too. For equal opportunity, today I give you this wonderful color from a shop front inside the Victorian Market in Inverness. Aren’t the colors and textures of this paint just delicious? It was the shop front of a flower shop and the riot of color was fun, but I focused on simplifying things down to this architectural detail. In addition to color and texture, there is also some great shape and form here, I always love that too.
Along with this cheery image for your Sunday morning, I’ll also give you a cheery Liberate Your Art Postcard swap update. The final count for sign up is at 254 people in the swap! Wow!! That’s 1270 pieces of art that will be winging their way around the world shortly. Add to that, the 254 postcards I will be sending for meeting the goal of 200 participants. It may sounds crazy, but I can’t wait to get on it. I’m so excited for this, it fills me with such happiness. So many people have mentioned that they are getting out of their comfort zone to sign up and do this – I’m so proud of you all for putting your art out into the world!
For those of you signed up, all of the swap details will be sent to you via email later this week. Until then, be sure to visit some of your fellow participants on our AMAZING participant link list! Pick two or three links, stop by and say hi this week to a few artists in the swap. (If you’re signed up, it’s not to late to have your link added. Just drop me an email with your link.)
Enjoy your Sunday!
Links added since last blog update:
Rain then sun then rain
Plaid and kilted
Lochs and firths
Lots of fun
We are back from our relaxed week in Scotland, where the weather was amazingly warm and sunny the last couple of days. I even got a bit of sunburn! Back in Italy it’s grey and rainy, so my sunburn will fade fast. I can feel it disappearing already.
This image is from our first evening in Inverness, one of the times the sun popped out right before sundown. I loved the dramatic light and dark contrast found in the sky and the churches. Just one of the many skies we witnessed on this trip, it was ever changing. I’m just starting to go through my pictures and I look forward to sharing more this week!
Don’t forget, today is the last day to sign up for the Liberate your Art Postcard Swap. Tomorrow I’ll share the final count and the updated link list. I’m so excited!