Thursday, June 7, 2007

How old would you be?

Some mornings I read back through my journaling and find quotes of wisdom jotted down and then forgotten.

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were? --Florence Henderson, after Satchel Paige.

That's such a good question. The answer is, of course, dependent on how one feels on a given day or in a given week. Some days I would be 19 years. Other days much older. If I shut my eyes and really think about it by imagining there are no mirrors or cameras and I can not see a reflection of this old broad, I think I would feel about 36, maybe 39, about to strike off on a new life adventure. What adventure? I know not, but I feel an adventure in the making. Another one.

I improved this postcard painting last night, reworking it by blending the existing colored pencil pigment and adding a little pastel to the sunflowers and vase. Here it is--something new.

Sunflower Too, still life by V. Bridges Hoyt
Sunflower Too, still life - V. Bridges Hoyt, painting by Art Helping Animals

About This Painting:

Mixed Media, watercolor, colored pencil, pastel
Size: 4 in X 6 in (10.2 cm X 15.2 cm)

20% of sale to benefit Tabby's Place Cat Rescue.

Vernita Bridges Hoyt
is a founding member of Art Helping Animals.

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