Day-glo pink, gold + tangerine

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My painting in process

I like drawing, the feeling of the line that pours out of a wet paintbrush, black and inky.

I like day-glo pink against tangerine, with maybe a splash of turquoise, just the right shade.

I don’t like misspelled words.

I like the stars in a black sky in the country and the electric buzz of insects. I like the curve of Nico’s ear and the plumpness of his thighs.

I like extra virgin olive oil eyes and freckles sprinkled like glitter on cheeks.

I like my new pants– soft + squishy like sweats, but still stylish enough for these parts.

I like the magic hour and how the light looks just after a rain. When there are charcoal clouds in the sky and a burst of sunshine spills through. I like the streaks of pink and grey in the sky that hang over Monterey Market at night.

I like listening to (+ singing) that song from Frozen, Human, really loud in the car by myself.

I like being in the car with my boys and pulling up to our house but not turning off the radio- all of us rapt, making a silent agreement that you don’t turn off a good song even if you have arrived at your destination.

I like the ritual of vacuuming the house and setting the chairs out on Thursday mornings before writing class. I like setting out the mugs for tea, burning the sage and saying a special blessing to prepare the space.

I like painting on Wednesday nights with Mati and noticing how girly I’ve become in my art making – flowers, gold doilies, hot pink and polka dots.

I like the way I have softened over the last year, how I am learning to take in the love coming my way; how I am learning, slowly, how to allow more and more love to move through me.

 

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10 Comments

  1. donab

    I’m a little envious of your weekly painting date. I’ve got to find a way to make that happen in my life!

    Reply
  2. susan

    You sure are paying attention.
    It was so very nice to read..

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  3. Kristen

    Love this print–colors and design. Glad you are taking things in!!!

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  4. Rachel

    This took my breathe away.

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  5. Sue

    So… was Monet girly when he painted flowers? What about all those glorious Dutch still life painters? (Why is painting flowers girly?)

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  6. Susan

    I like submerging myself in the deep end of the pool after a long swim, suspended if just for a second or two, listening to nothing.
    I like that my teenage daughter still needs my hugs and holds my hand.
    I like that both my kids have a scent unique unto them.
    I like eating my husband’s homemade pizza.
    I like people with good manners.

    I have been in the pit of winter doldrums these last few weeks…too much snow, no sun, trials and tribulations, blah!…so thanks for reminding me to think of “my likes.” 🙂

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  7. Rachel @ 6512

    That painting is radiant. My eyes are drawn to it.

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  8. cubic zirconia Thailand

    Great post!! very informative.
    Thank you very much for such a lovely and informative post.

    Reply
  9. Harmony Harrison

    I love your pink and purple and tangerine! Your painting feeds my color hunger. I can’t wait to sling some tangerine and turquoise together!

    Reply

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