|"Magic," 5 x 7 140 lb cold press paper|
Especially in pandemic pandemonium and madness, it is sometimes difficult to find it, or to be inspired to try to bring color in painting to this world. I had been at a loss on what to paint today, my daily challenge.
The muse waits on magic, and it comes from unexpected places, as it did today for me.
Outside on the walk I found two tiny snails, so delicate and intricate. In wonder, I photographed them, posted them, labeling them "The miracle of life."
I'm surprised I didn't name them, and I worried the sun would get them, but they went back to their homes. I think they might be "Bippity bop," and "Boo."
Then my poet friend from Pennsylvania, Kay Lawson Gilbert commented: " To me, snails are magical. I imagine fairies ride on their backs. 🐌🍃👸🏻" (One of her poems "Meditation" is on the right sidebar of this blog, paired with my painting above it. More magic.)
Wow. Inspiration, and magic, as if touched by a wand. So I had to try today's watercolor.
It's an exercise in having fun, because I can use whatever colors I want, and there are no rules (as appropriate) for painting fairies...since they're magic, they can look anyway I see them.
All painting should be this much fun. Thank you Kay!