It's coming to an end. My time with Ella and Rachel and Matt. It's been the most special time getting to know my new little grand daughter. I've been here for 9 days and tomorrow I will fly back to Ontario, but I will take a bit of Ella home with me in my heart.
Painting, this week has been on the back burner, or I should say, the night burner. Matt and Rachel's house has a lovely downstairs bedroom and sitting room that I have been staying in. When we say goodnight and they all head to bed, I head downstairs. Usually I'm not in the mood to go to sleep right away, so I stay up and paint a little with my travel watercolour set. Tonight it's three 8x 2inch watercolours; just enough to satisfy my need to paint, but not a big commitment.
Burning the night oil seems a good way to wind down before I go to bed. At home I rarely paint at night. I like painting first thing in the morning if I can, it's when I have my best energy. My mind is fresh and rested after sleep, it's easier to focus and commit myself to the task at hand. I get so immersed in painting at that time. Often when I'm ready to take a break after a few hours, it's a complete surprise to me that it's nearly noon!(and I'm still in my pyjamas rinsing out my paintbrushes.