Hello, my art friends! How are you enjoying this summer?
I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to.
One of my favorite things about summer here in Denver, Colorado is the fact that there’s no snow! (Why I moved to Colorado when I don’t like the cold- I don’t know!)
But right now everything is sunny, warm, and the flowers are blooming. I’m trying to soak up every bit of summer that I can because as soon as it starts cooling down I know winter isn’t long to come. So I’m getting outside more before this happens because I know winter will be here before I know it. I’ve been taking lots of walks, scheduled some outdoor yoga classes to attend, and have been visiting the botanical gardens as much as possible.
It’s been kind of a strange summer with Covid back on the rise. My boyfriend recently got Covid even though he’s vaccinated. Thankfully, he’s recovered from it now. So I’m wearing my mask again (even though I’m vaccinated) in indoor public areas to try to keep from getting it. Because a.) I don’t want to get sick b.) I don’t want to have to be isolated for ten days because I picked it up somewhere. Ugh. The whole situation makes me feel frozen in time for some reason like groundhog day. Maybe you can relate? But I know that we will get through this experience one day.
Regardless, I am finding the summer to be so nourishing. It’s especially important for us to take care of ourselves, love ourselves, and live life to the fullest. On top of being outside, I’ve been doing a lot of inner work healing some remaining wounds I carry from childhood. It’s been an incredible experience coming to more love and peace in those areas.
I’ve also been doing some paintings in my studio too! Living through this time makes me realize just how important art and beauty are.
If you’re an artist please continue to make art. If you’re a lover of art please continue to surround yourself with its beauty. It is a healing balm to the soul.
Here are a couple of my newest paintings fresh off the easel!
I’m finding that simpler arrangements are speaking to me right now. Maybe it’s because of all the inner and outer noise I’ve experienced this last month. Maybe I’m finding peace in the quietness of these smaller simpler arrangements this month.
I’ve found myself slowing waaaay down in every area including my art.
Aren’t the phases of life fascinating?
In the height of an abundant, lush summer ripe with activity – I feel like going slow and being quiet. What are you feeling drawn to this summer?
Now I offer these quiet beauties up for you to enjoy! I hope they bring some beauty and peace to your days. Happy summer art friends!
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