Sea Autumn and Studio – A Canadian Thanksgiving Monday on Mayne Island

Whether it is the cool rhythm of the sea we crave

Passing Time by Terrill Welch 2013_10_12 658

and long to reach

finding an edge by Terrill Welch 2013_10_12 636

or the crunch of fallen leaves

Country Farm Lane on Mayne Island by Terrill Welch 2013_10_13 157

in the warm sun

Mayne Island Farm Thanksgiving weekend by Terrill Welch 2013_10_13 109

being in the studio, with its basket of paints,

Basket of Paints by Terrill Welch 2013_10_13 013

and waiting brushes,

Waiting on the Studio Window Ledge by Terrill Welch 2013_10_13 005

takes a backseat for most of a luscious Canadian Thanksgiving on Mayne Island.

Well. almost. Today is the day that my new studio assistant will come by for his orientation. We will wander through the work place that I have cleaned and organized in his honour.

Painting Edges by Terrill Welch 2013_10_13 038

Then we will go through a typical work order to do the final work on a piece of work so that it is ready for purchase. You know, all those tasks like getting it into the online inventory, putting on the hanging hardware and if needed, painting the edges. By now I am sure you know how much I really do not enjoy painting the edges of my paintings, yes? I am so excited about finally getting this help in place as I am a wee bit behind as I keep painting new work without doing this final bit of administrative work.

I am most thankful for the sun, the sea, the autumn leaves, a clean studio, a studio assistant and the health and well-being of my large family. I am truly blessed on this fine and great annual day of thankfulness.  All the best of a Canadian Thanksgiving and Monday blessings to you!

 

Can you tell us about a time when you stopped fighting yourself and hired work done that you could do but were not?

 

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From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada

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A Wisp of Winter

It is a painting day for me. It is an ordinary west coast November day with frequent weather changes from sun to rain. But as I looked up from the canvas, nothing seemed to warn me about what I was going to see in the valley.

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A tree in snow – natural pointillism.

I wonder what tomorrow morning will bring?

Slipping out our door into the crisp air I pause. The tree dressed in a skiff of snow is decorated with morning light.

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Now isn’t that lovely?

 

These photographs are from Friday and Saturday. But I think they still look  fresh, even as late as this Monday morning.

 

Sprout Question: What is crispy and fresh in your creative day?

 

Happy Thanksgiving to our U.S. friends!

 

P.S. The 12 X 12 oil painting is coming along too but is “resting.” I hope to be able to share it with you on Friday.

 

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Creative Potager – where imagination rules. Be inspired.

From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Edge of the Sea

Standing close, feeling the softness of the smudged edge of the sea, being washed into a possibility.

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of our USA Creative Potager friends… may your year be bountiful with simple abundance and love. It is a perfect day for us all to take a moment and count our blessings.

Sprout question: What are you grateful for today?

© 2010 Terrill Welch, All rights reserved.

Liberal usage granted with written permission. See “About” for details.

Purchase photography at http://www.redbubble.com/people/terrillwelch

Creative Potager – where imagination rules. Be inspired.

From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada