Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day

 Tree by the water # 2
(work in progress)
Watercolour and black marker on
Canson watercolour paper
9 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
Leap day was strange -- we did get snow -- and by the time
I finished typing emails, drinking coffee, taking phone calls
and cleaning up to start work it looked like a daytime version
 of last night's snowy photo.  Today I'm posting a work in
progress.  It's a colour version of the trees by the lake we saw
the Family Day holiday a week ago Monday.
I hope to either resolve it tomorrow, start over, or move on.
 But for now just think of it as a clear contrast to the moody black
and white version.  The scene was awesomely colourful, but
that colour is going to take a little more work.

A great cartoon in the Globe and Mail today showed a couple
in the marriage therapist's office staring glum faced at the therapist.
The therapist asks, "which would you rather be
right, or funny?"  My friend Jo-Ann and I could not stop
laughing after reading that.  In my family funny wins every time.
I can't find the cartoon online, but if I do, I'll put in a link. 

Have an enjoying-your-colourful-world day.

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