autumn is settling into southern california. mornings & evenings are becoming cooler. i can't wait to try out my new heating system!
i'm drinking coffee. wyatt is slung over my shoulder kneading my shoulder as i type this.
a playmate is on her way over for a day of artsy explorations.
i keep talking about sodalite ad nauseam, but only because i love it so much. it's become my go-to "black" color.
hematite also makes a warm shimmering black and mixes so well with other colors. they both do. i have barbara roth to thank for setting me off on this voyage of discovery with watercolors. when she sent me all of those special colors i was convinced i would never need, i began to experiment much more with colors that seemed extravagent and unnecessary. sometimes my stubborness with not buying art supplies i "don't need" keeps me from trying new things.
i finished O' Pioneers and will do another book post v.v. soon. somehow i left the overland trails and pioneering homesteads and ended up in the perils-at-sea aisle. shipwreck!
back to the 19th century. can you imagine when i was a child i actually worried about running out of books to read? i was afraid i would plough through my many enthusiasms and curiosities and end up in the desert with nothing left to read. silly young mary ann, you were only at the tip of a vast iceberg.
happy sunday to you. i hope you're getting ready to take a bite of something delicious.