Sometimes it feels like

A comment from a fellow blogger, and an email from a friend, made me think I should say that I’m ok. I draw from what I see around me – and feel, too – but this one is about the people on my block who seem to be hurting more than usual, who’ve had their share of disappointment and hardship, and who are especially vulnerable as the days grow darker and colder.

Acrylic practice – painting from photos

Dundas Street West – I took a photo of birds perched on telephone wires, but left out the birds so have this painting of partial rooftops and wonky wires (can’t figure out which brush to use, or how to control the stroke width,  or how to keep my hand from shaking as I try to paint gently swooping lines).  I might still add the birds to the wires, but for now I’m happy with this cropped view (it reflects a lot of the cell phone pictures I take while walking around).