Were you wide awake last night like I was? I didn’t get in bed until almost 1:30 AM, but even then sleep didn’t come quickly like it usually does. After a bit of tossing and reshuffling of covers, my pup Shayne and I found our way to the kitchen for a “this will surely put me to sleep” snack of just a tad of ice cream and a couple of handfuls of chocolate chips.
Nope that didn’t do it – so we padded out to my studio where peace and calm would eventually take over and give me rest.
As I reached onto the shelves that keep my waiting tiles safe, my hand fell upon a big, beige hexagon – probably close to 13″ x 13″. Big enough to soothe me into a mellower mood. And I gave myself a gift – avoiding the usual “what colors shall I chose this time?” question, I went right for my favs – blue, blue, and blue.
Sapphire blue, Stream, Rain forest green (which I consider blue), Teal, Baja Blue, and Denim. Yummm – all wonderful to work with, yielding shade upon shade of textures. Easy to meld each into the next – each a joy to watch shimmer and change into whatever it wants to be.
Starting with denim, ethyl alcohol and I make a plumy cloud, rich with stratus and detail. Shayne gave the OK to move to the next, so I reached for the blue/green Stream and got a diaphanous cloud of hues – just right to mix lightly at the edge of the first cloud. We circled the hexagon with one color after the next – light and airy and pleasing. My shoulders relaxed into the process and before long there was a beautiful wheel of blue hues – the hex compete, the colors dried, and finally there was room in my now-not-restless mind for sleep.
Shayne would have preferred a walk in the rain. I convinced him to join me under the covers. And both of us slept – he with the deep sleep of a puppy and I with the discharged energy of creating something beautiful – till noon!