I have been swamped with quite a variety of things since posting back in June: kitten time, health issues, home challenges, and to top it off the upcoming sale of our family’s coastal home in September. The book progress has been at a standstill as I attempt to get through theses different tasks. I’m horrible at multitasking. If the energy isn’t there for art, I don’t seem to be able to pull it together like I used to. Maybe it’s due to the drug combinations and stress levels. Anyway, I’m glad to report some progress on Rebecca’s book.

I find it difficult to capture what I’m seeing in my brain, combined with long breaks, and a cohesive piece isn’t quite emerging yet. By the end of this week, I hope to finish. Famous last words uttered weekly over the past several months! Don’t hold your breath or you’ll turn blue!

On a side note, the kittens just passed the 5 month mark. Both are already in estrus. Spaying at the end of August . Oh, how time moves quickly and yet so slow.

Watercolor, colored pencils, micron pen, pencil.

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

10 thoughts on “Progress?

  1. This is beautiful. I have been in a fog, creatively, for some months and I am just coming out of it. Sometimes it happens and it’s hard to break through it, but you seem to be getting there. Xxx

    1. You’re creating some interesting work these days. I really like the Up Your Nose series! What a crazy perspective that is totally overlooked (or is that underlooked?).
      Hopefully I’m on the mend with getting back into a creative life. It certainly makes me feel better about life. 🙂

      1. Thanks Gale. I am enjoying the Up Yer Nose in a way I haven’t enjoyed making art for ages. The perspective is so interesting to draw, but terribly unflattering to my victims! It’s spinning off into new ideas, which is good because I have a lot coming up over the next couple of months. You’ve got a lot on your plate, haven’t you? It’s difficult to be creative, especially when you are in pain. It will be better soon xx

    1. I’m getting to the point of thinking about seriously hiring others to finish the house tasks so I can just enjoy the other parts of life, like creating art.
      Hope you’re enjoying your time with the new granddaughter!

  2. OH, this SUPER!! I FEEL your landscape, the moisture, the green. And that all too familiar stance of a dog sniffing, which is what they do, just Dexter can do it till his nose should fall off. 😉 Hope the toe is healing quickly and all I can say, is that you have a lot going on, and cats in heat!! I am not a multi tasker either so I can truly relate. Sending hugs!

    1. It’s getting closer to completion!
      Thanks for the hug. I think it helped my toe! Still not back to normal walking levels, but each day is better!

  3. This is really lovely. So lovely that I want that dog. A lot happening with me and my family too and I have not worked as much as usual. And now I have a broken wrist! At least it is not my dominant hand.

    1. Nancy: Broken wrist???? Nooo! That’s awful!
      I feel super thankful that I didn’t break any toe bones. However, healing is slow.
      I have to keep reminding myself that I will accomplish the task. The book will be sent to MN. The next book is ready for my ideas, and life will continue forward! I hope you will find little snippits of time to work on your beautiful art. 🙂

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