Lately I have been feeling overwhelmed. Do you ever feel that way? It seems that all the news, both in private life and the outside world seems to be negative, it's raining all the time, and just generally one feels as if all the joy has taken a rather lengthy vacation. Well, that's how I have been feeling lately. I need some sunshine -- desperately. My friend Russell took this wonderful photo of a gorgeous little cardinal, so I have decided to do a painting of it. We don't have cardinals here in Vancouver, and it is the most gorgeous bird I have ever seen.
For me, painting is like meditation; it nourishes my soul, and that's just what I need right now. I went to De Serres Art Supplies and bought the perfect shade of red, called madder red deep -- isn't that a fabulous name for a paint colour? I can hardly wait to use it. I'll show you my painting when I'm finished. Watch this space.
Have a great day, everyone!