Stella is very good at initiating work breaks, and employs a few different strategies to get me out of my work space. Last Friday, she lured me out of my studio with her “come and play with me” bright eyed, wagging tail cuteness and invitation to play a round of a game I call, Goofball.
Standing at the bottom of the stairwell, I toss the ball to the top of the landing where Stella waits to make the catch. She then spends a few minutes toying with the ball until she is ready to send it down the stairs to me, then comes racing down to intercept it. She remains undefeated.
I celebrated the Vernal Equinox today by spending nearly the entire day outside. The first half of this first day of spring was spent in Orangevale, California playing a round of golf at Shady Oaks Disc Golf Course. The second part of this last day of winter was spent pushing paint around on paper ein plein air.
A discarded home entertainment center serves as a make-shift art cart al fresco:
Outsider Art is a phrase used to describe self-taught artists. I didn’t go to an art school to learn how to make art, but I am an astute student.