Time to Regroup
The gardening has finally slowed down. A little. A couple of weeks ago I overdid the weeding and ended up with a painful back. I knew better, too, which is the sad part. But thankfully, it lasted only a few days. Learned my lesson — I hope. After hiring a wonderful helper for a day, I’ve finally gotten things ship shape for now, so that I don’t have to be out there for as many hours a week. The weeding will always be there, but now that the temps are climbing, I tend to just toss on more mulch and run back inside.
All that effort will be worthwhile when the tomatoes start to ripen. In the meantime, I’ve earned some days in the studio, which makes me happy. I’ve started on ten new 8×8-inch panels. Here’s a peek.
Whe I’m painting and need to deposit excess paint somewhere, I love to make new collage papers from the paint residue. Like these:
Which always inspires me to make more collages.