I'm still stoked about the Engine 2 28-Day Challenge. I had a great day yesterday. I made myself a bowl of oatmeal with a splash of coconut water and cut up mango, kiwi, and blueberries. Then I brought it up to the art studio and painted for an hour before work.
I had a terrific day. In the office, I pushed paper like a mofo. At the end of the day, I felt happy and rested. The only thing missing were hugs. A serious lack of fur-free hugs going on but what can you do? Then late-night, I got an unexpected FB message from Tal Pal and that was awesome. I am looking forward to visiting Seattle and seeing both girls at college.
So since yesterday turned out so well, I couldn't wait to get up this morning and do it all again. Today, I made Isa Chandra Moskowitz' Lemon Cornmeal Pancakes. I put a little agave syrup in mine because I don't like the sour flavor of yogurt, and I added blueberries. I'm so glad I did. Blueberries and lemon zest together are like GOD ON A PLATE. When the blueberries got hot? They burst. No syrup needed. So delicious.
And then I worked on this Old Man again. He's slowly telling me who he is. I don't draw and I haven't ever been a figurative painter, so it always surprises me how definite these paintings are. I put something down and then I rework it until the face is satisfied. My thought about yesterday's painting vs. today is that they are two entirely different people.
My other thought is that I couldn't be further from here, the place I wrote about last year. And that's the best part.