1.AugustIt’s August 1st and that can only mean 45 more days of heat. In Mississippi, it doesn’t get cool until around the middle of September. However, the A/C seems to be working just fine and I’m working in the studio during the day, staying cool. Summer in the South!
3.AugustThe inaugural Mississippi Book Festival is coming up on August 22nd! Those scheduled to be there are literary giants such as John Grisham, Greg Isles, Julia Reed and Ellen Gilchrest! It’s gonna be great!
7.AugustI’ve been working all month so far on overhauling my website in preparation of the launch of Sketchbook Doodles, my e-newsletter that I’m putting out every couple of months or so to get my work out there in the general internet rounds.
I’ve also been working on Highlights For Children Hidden Picture submissions this month as well. So, I’ve been pretty much locked down behind the drawing table, working. And that’s a good thing.
With this heat, I’ve been running early in the morning. This time of year, it’s still 75˚ at 5am, so I haven’t been running too fast. This 61 year old body is reacting in different ways to running these days, so I’m being very careful so that I’m not too tired at the end of the day. So far, so good.
15.AugustEach day, I try to work a little while on a new sample piece of art. This month, I’m working on a water color of a scene from my imagination. While driving down the Natchez Trace National Parkway, I often see hay bales in the fields surrounding the Trace. I always wondered what would it look like if an alien space craft that had the same shape of those hay bales had landed and the little aliens were out studying those bales with their scientific instruments.
So, I started developing those images. I call it Dusk On The Natchez Trace. Here’s what I’ve got so far-
It’s fun to invent an image from my imagination and kind of make it look like a fine art piece or something similar.