Essence of Evening Primrose
Have you ever wondered what evening primrose flowers and teacups do at night when we aren’t looking? They aren’t sharing corn dogs at a carnival or taking Budweiser baths in a mosh pit. Nope, they are in their true nature under the moonlight doing the work of flavor enrichment. So the next time you drink a cup of evening primrose tea you will have the behinds the scenes view of the flower and cup in their birthday suits — making our tea extra-special-yummy!
There’s a rolling motion to the composition, like a wave gathering. It’s like the colors of the desert southwest rolling up a bright wave.
Is this another gouache? It’s interesting how changing your media really changes the feel of the work.
Love that description! “the desert southwest rolling up a bright wave.”
Yes this is Gouache. The medium has a huge effect on the outcome, it’s true. I love gouache. It’s very emotional – the results, that is. Watercolor is a bit more precise. You see everything quite graphically.
I see you are quickly catching up on your writing… I can’t wait to catch up with my reading of your project. I’m looking forward to the theme change in Feb. Will you continue with your voices?
I’ll keep doing voices, yes. I’ve thought about shifting it a bit (I’m thinking about trying to have people re-telling stories for awhile.) I still have a number of people I haven’t even tried yet, though, so I’m going to follow where this takes me more than I’m going to direct it strongly.
I wondered how you’d be able to make coffee and tea last a month, but you’ve done admirably. You’ve got an interesting body of work going already. This is going to be a rich year.
I was thinking you would start writing your novel live for us – a page a day… 365 pages is about right. I sink right into your character voices and find myself wanting your book in print on my bedside table as a morning staple. ; )
Have you learned new things about your characters that surprised you?
I’m very excited about this project. Though, it does add a good amount of work to my life. Still, it is so rewarding I wouldn’t even consider stopping it. It’s changing my life for the better. I’m learning a lot about who I am and am not as an artist and writer. Very clarifying. I would love to have the time to put each month together as a book and add some more content to the theme and round it out. It’s just great to have more to play with — and the daily practice is teaching me a lot about techniques and the limits therein. Often what I have in my head doesn’t come out on the page. Very instructive.