Last night I was fussing around in the studio and came across this behemoth of a stone; I carried it for miles hiking along the Eel River some months ago. As I turned it in my hands, the image was nearly staring back at me and I thought "it's truly been too long since I painted a rock."
So I sat myself down and did the good work.
Afterwards the rains lashed the windows and the neighbor dogs howled but I slept warmly. Now this morning, the whole world feels pinked and fresh. I'm giving my studio a good cleaning, bringing in that bright clean air, sweeping out the cobwebs. It's a good metaphor, a day well scrubbed, out with the stagnant, in with the vigor. Another one I could use neatly tattooed along my wrist.
I'm hoping your weekends have felt like a long soak in clawfoot tub!
~ Umber ~