What did June ever do to me, huh? I couldn’t even come up with one little tidbit for an entire month? July almost got lost, too. Something made me think of 2020 today.
So much has been happening in our house in regards to art. Mimi and Beenie have been honing in on their vision and styles. They turn seven in September! Good gravy.
Mimi, who has always been graphically inclined, has become even more so. She is adding interesting details to the people she draws, three distinctive toes have appeared on feet. Eyes have a certain angle to them that was not always present. She can look at an object and do a great line drawing, but agonizes over making it perfect, so much so that she gets upset. She remains extremely competitive when it comes to making drawings and states frequently she wants to be an artist. She is very careful with her handwriting and appreciates the talent in others.
Beenie is still very quick when she makes things — such great movement to her drawings. She definitely approaches a piece of paper in a more painterly fashion than her sister. Large areas of color and consistent composition. She has an incredible ability to capture the gesture of things, fast and accurate.
They approach the act of making things so differently. I love what they make, and cannot be objective about it. But if they ask me how to fix something I will always give them tips that have made drawing easier for me. It’s not easy but so, so fun. And it is something they will always have with them, no matter what sorts of things they decide to pursue in their lives.
I’ve been rather productive making my own art, I must say. Shocking, considering how very very little time there is to focus on such things. I guess I’ve been making it more of a priority of late. I’m not so freaked out by my job, which at the moment I am really enjoying — also shocking.
Baltimore is having a fall weather event. The 100 degree days have given way to sunny, clear days in the 70s and low 80s and tonight in the 60s! What am I, a weather lady? These are the things I think about, though. I can’t make myself more interesting than I am, I’m afraid. And I think fall-like weather in late July is pretty freaking great!
What else? Have not been playing music, but have been reading about fasting and Transcendental Meditation. Note READING about it, not actually doing it. Well, in terms of TM, that is. I have actually been trying out intermittent fasting and am finding it curious and not entirely unpleasant. New, I guess.
I miss you and our talks. Let’s do it again soon.