Joyful GardenI struggled with her. I couldn’t get the composition to sing, so I put the painting up and let it rest. Nearly a month later I took it out again and saw what it needed. I needed fresh eyes and a little boost, which inadvertently came from a fun conversation on Facebook. Note in the conversation the Star Trek tones. :-) I will simply do a cut/paste about Joyful Garden, a painting of acrylic and sawdust on canvas sheet.

Sundrip -Lets see how DRAMATIC I can make this.
Artists log: 9/2/13 Sundrip Star Station Awake
We left the station around 9am (station bed). The air was thick with heat, my tongue had dried to jerky through the night. Water, I needed water. After re-hydrating I began to calculate the day’s activities, for there is much to do. The sweeper has sat in its own dust for days, the dishes cry out for water, the plants are past watering. Yes, there is much to do today but my heart can only see the fulfillment of paint on canvas, of images beaming with color. Burnt orange will meet Chinese red and settle upon a light cream. From there a prism will burst forth into a natural symphony ringing notes that will bring the hardest of hearts to its knees. The sweeper will sit. The dishes will go undone. Art will be born.
Sundrip Star Station… Awake

Michelle – Nourish the plants, they alone need be fed so they can stand straight and observe my gift with pleasure. Moving Forward… The Dream continues…..Love the saga!!!!!!!

Sundrip – Artists log: 9/29/13 Sundrip Star Station Awake. Inspiration revived. The plants were watered so they could stand as witness to the marriage of sawdust and acrylic. Burnt orange has played with Chinese red in a cream colored sky. The plush grass of color powerfully, yet gracefully offers up blooms who joyfully grow without gray clouds of insecurity and self doubt. Now I have rested. The sweeper has done its job, the dishes are in their place and I have been nourished. Sundrip Star Station – Alive!


Joyful garden was a long time coming but I believe it turned out beautifully. It’s more formal description is listed as such: Five flowers stand in a garden of colorful grass and reach into a yellow gold sky. A drip paint affect has been used to create the grass, dabbing and open flow techniques were used for the sky. Scattered, piled and sprinkled sawdust has been worked into the piece giving it a high texture and dimension. The canvas sheet is 16 inches by 8.5 inches. It is a bright and cheerful piece that has been sealed in appropriate places. The painting is lovely.

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