I see the sunrise and sunset almost every day. The drama of these daily visions is easy to miss in our busy lives, but it happens whether we it notice or not. Recording the daily drama of the start and end of each day for a year was an exercise in honoring the beauty that accompanies every day of our lives on this planet. Imagine if the sun and moon depended upon our attention in order to appear each day. It's so easy to get lost in your own small or great personal daily battles and forget that these beautiful things happen overhead. These things that will be there regardless of your attention or your appreciation.
I took this sketchbook apart and replaced the insert with watercolor sheets of multiple studies of sunrises, sunsets, and moonrises throughout the year. At years-end I did two small oils on canvas and mounted them with paper clay. I then stitched all the paintings into the original sketchbook cover. The end result is the same thickness as the original sketchbook was before my alterations. I paint skyscapes in oil and watercolor. I also make gigantic tassel necklaces and build furniture. I also dance fearlessly as often as possible and sometimes without even noticing. Everyone should dance even if they don't think they are any good at dancing. They should also look up at that sun or that moon as often as possible. Thanks to my beloved grandma Annie who always would exclaim " lookit the moon!" @colorcalling email@example.com
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