I do have to say that my time in my studio lately has been patchy. I have been distracted, finding excuses. This summer was so hot and so dry that I did not think it would ever cool off. This week has been glorious. cool temps, rain, gorgeous skies and clouds. I feel like winter may approach quickly . In anticipation of winter , I prepare for my trip to India with my sister , Cori.
I am working a lot now to bank some vacation time so that I do not take an entire month without pay. Thus some of the reason for my lack of painting.
Today I received the most amazing package in the mail. I wish i had photographed it . The packaging was like the most amazing Christmas present i have every received. I found out about a company that is right here in Grand Junction , Colorado. A patient of mine works for the company. They make handmade watercolor paints and she , such a doll hand wraps every block of paint meticulously.
I splurged!!! For the last year I have really resisted buying paint because i had soooo much. I have forced myself to work within the realm of what I have , with some exceptions. It has been a great exercise. Waste not is my motto. But in anticipation of my upcoming month in India, knowing that traveling light is important as is continuing to express myself through my paintings I decided to purchase a set of these water colors. I have never done watercolor! It seems like the only option for traveling. This was going to be my Christmas present request but I learned that these paints go fast so I jumped on the wagon to buy. The packages are so tiny but I can see that they are power punched with natural, organic pigment. They are expensive but wow...
I want to dive into them now. But i think i will not. I will now look for the perfect paper to travel with and will preserve this precious mineral pigment for when i travel. Stay tuned for what may come. ..... I cannot wait to work with these natural pure pigments while traveling in India.
The company is called Greenleaf and Blueberry. right here in my small city.