Here is my Illustration Friday idea for this week's prompt, "stomach." I remember that I was advised many years ago, to give my babies "stomach time" so they could strengthen their arms and neck muscles. I think we could all use a little of that, especially in the summer!
Along with a bit of relaxation, I'm getting ready for the "Uncommon Art on the Common" Art Event on August 6th in Goffstown. I'm busy matting and packaging my work in preparation for the show.
It's always a fun event, with a wide variety of different artists and media. Pop on over if you are in the area!
It has been a busy early half of the summer, and I'm finally home from my travels with the sorority girls. Thirty-five+ years, and we are still having fun!
A couple of sights from the Marginal Way in Ogunquit Maine
I also finished a block print of my cat "Wiley," right before I went away for my beach vacation.
The plate with all the white areas carved away
First layer of gray
Poor Wiley is laying low today, as it's very hot and humid here! It has been a glorious summer so far, but we really do need more rain! There is a prediction for a few thunder showers tonight but the 10 day forecast shows little chance of rain through next weekend. I don't like air conditioning, but I may
have to break down and put the unit in our bedroom.
I've been enjoying another sunny summer week, with a day at a lake, and a day at the ocean. The lake's water temperature was fine for swimming, but I only managed to go up to my knees in the ocean. It was still very cold! Usually by the end of August the ocean water is finally warm enough for some extended swimming time. Lots of kids didn't seem to mind, and were having fun riding the waves on their "boogie boards," while paddle boarders and surf boarders (in wet suits) were also taking advantage of the fine conditions.
I am an art teacher who loves to draw and paint, as well as illustrate for children. I also enjoy printmaking---especially block prints. Whatever I do as an artist, I have to remind myself---no pressure---it all starts by just putting pencil to paper.