Saturday, July 29, 2023

The power of power

Journal Sketch
marker on journal paper
6 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2023

As the power has shut off once for a few hours today, and may
go off again at any minute, I'm writing this now.  This morning
working on my 3 journal pages and sketches, I was able to get
a rough sketch of a young woman I want to feature in a 

What challenged me when I first tried to draw her was her glasses.
I drew a rough sketch of the painting I was planning on a square
canvas, and realized that I needed to get a rectangle canvas and
paint horizontally to fit her and her boyfriend in with their arms
stretched across a table. So the good news while the power is
on, is that the glasses were not a problem. And I may
proceed with that painting empowered by my improved
ability, when our power (electrical) here is secure.

Have an acknowledging your own power day.

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