Just the highlights from a painter and photographer’s last five days…
Sunday – Today is one of those slow-baked, melancholy west coast Sundays, so moist and tender you can slice it with a tear.
Autumn Sliced with a Tear
(available in my redbubble store at HERE)
Monday – new painting.
To see at a glance the cliffside, the sea and the movement of light across the canvas. This unframed 16 x 12 inch oil on canvas is a studio-finished plein air impressionist painting of one of the most beautiful location on the southern most gulf Island off the west coast of Canada.
Fiddlers Cliffside Saturna Island – oil painting
This painting is now in a private collection.
Tuesday – After an appointment this morning I slipped off to the sea – for no reason other than to say “hello” to the sea, the sun and today.
Here is Today
Wednesday – Perfect for today…. Moroccan Harira Soup
Every time I make this soup I do something a little different. Today it was 1/2 cup of dried organic French du Puy Lentils instead of the ready-to-go canned ones. Just add the dried lentils at the same time as the carrots. Enjoy and feel free to add and delete veggies… it all works. No potatoes or cabbage in mine today 🙂
Thursday – Seagull Cry Mayne Island
These gray days are as much a part of west coast life as the gulls. Loneliness and aloneness are so close that they whisper to each other and can be heard above the wind and pelting rain.
There is a Haiku poem by Alexis Rotella that came to mind as I closed in on framing this image….
SPROUT: What are some of the high lights of your creative week?
P.S. I left out the event of locking my keys in the car over by the daffodil garden. It was not a highlight. Thankfully, because the kindness of one of our Mayne Island residents, it was only a minor bleep in the week.
Today I have a long list of tasks in preparation to leave for the big city Vancouver B.C. on Friday morning. I wish all the best for today and the weekend.
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