I have just completed my fourth and last piece of a "journey" series. The leaf (our lives) takes us down the journey until it reaches it's destination. Prints of this series can be seen on display at the Eagle Crest Conference Center from January 29 to April. They are located on the second floor hallway.
My teenagers think that I should start a different subject matter but I see that the water series can be expanded into all four seasons...similar to our lives. The water can take on so many more different colors of the palette! I can't wait to start taking more photos!
My next piece is a maple leaf getting caught up in the turbulent water. It takes on an almost abstract quality.
In March I'll be turning 50. Turning 30 didn't bother me, nor did 40...but 50? My kids are at the age where they are becoming independent. They still need the love, advice and guidance but soon they will be on their own. What do I want to do without regretting years later? Some want to parachute...I'm afraid of heights! Some want to scuba dive...I'm afraid of deep water (my swim instructor (in 1969) threw us in the deep end and said swim!). Some want to see the world...I'm afraid of flying! I'm a real barrel of fun!!! Here's my idea of exhilaration.....changing up my style of drawing. Take my conservative style and go unconventional! Ha! Now don't laugh, this is a big step for me! I just have to remind myself of the quote by William Whewell..."every failure is a step to success"
Anybody have any better ideas to celebrate a 50th? I told my family no party. I'm not one for the spotlight. I'd love to hear what other 50+ ladies have done for their birthday?