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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Journeys of Imagination at bedside

"Journeys," 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" watercolor
"Simple Pleasures" was today's challenge prompt for World Watercolor Month.
The idea came from my bedside, where I have many journeys of imagination and time travel underway in the pages of books. 
So far this month and last I've traveled to Heaven and Hell, under the earth in places around the world, into the branches of trees, in remote places all over the earth, back to the beginning of mankind, and into the minds of artists like Cezanne and Henri. 
The vehicles were titled "Good Omens," "Underworld," "Horizons," "Overstory," "Sapiens," and "The Art Spirit." Tour guides's names have been Gaiman, Pratchett, MacFarlane, Lopez, Harari, Powers, and Henri.
My simple pleasures include books, and traveling, in imagination or in fact. Today's watercolor, 140 lb. d'Arches cold press paper.

1 comment:

  1. Reading and drifting off to sleep nothing beats it.