Wonderment Wednesday!

Usually, I try to get out of the studio on Wednesday and visit another studio, a gallery, or some other kewl places around Asheville.   Hence the title "Wonderment Wednesday"!  The new issue of The Laurels is out, and it is always full of wonderful articles about restaurants, artists and things to experience here.

But today it is happening right here! Let me set it up for you:  Yesterday evening, I swept the leaves from the pavilion (read long covered space running along the side of the house).  It is always shady and cooler out there.  But leaves that look somewhat fall-ish?  And the light has changed, getting "thinner" is the way I describe it.  And last night I came dead on awake about 2:00 a.m.  clearly seeing a new piece, with fall leaves a-flame, a snatch of blue sky, green grass and a pond.  I had to get up and sketch it out...right then.  This is one of the benefits of having a studio at home, for sure!!

I spent the morning gathering various colors together and auditioning different placements for these pieces.  Adding some brown for tree trunks and limbs.  Find some great gray for rocks.   And do I have a mossy green?  It was so much fun, as I'd spent the last two day embellishing three pieces with layers and layers of paint!

So that's the wonderment!  Having a vision clearly come to mind, and beginning a piece that will reflect the beauty of fall!   

A different Take on Wonderment Wednesday

I love Wednesday....a time for me to get out of the studio.  I tend to get lost in the "zen like" creative process of my work.  I like to use Wednesday to meet other artists, see other studios, visit a unique Asheville Building, or hike on of the many fab trails.

But since I crashed on that driveway and had shoulder surgery, driving has been painful, and out of my abilities whilst on heavy duty pain meds.   So my Wednesdays have been quiet, here at home, resting and healing.

Today though, I was full of wonder.  I went to see my surgeon, Dr. Groh at Blue Ridge Bone and Joint.   He has been awesome:  always answering questions and helping with pain management.  His staff is efficient and kind, which helps when you have to have very painful x-rays, to say the least.

So my wonderment is that I am getting better, and at times it didn't feel like it and seemed impossible.  I still can only life one pound, which is a far cry from what I normally do at the Gold's Gym.  But I've moved on to exercises to increase my range of motion.  That's progress.

That said, I can't wait until I can get out again for Wonderment Wednesday.  Believe me, I've been working on a list of places to go.  Stay tuned!