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Painting 10/10 weekend

I found myself sitting down and doing a bit of painting over the weekend. I’m running out of rocks so got some of them going:

I used ArtSet for iPad for the first time in a while. I drew this landscape using my forefinger.

All in all a good weekend. Have a good week! Nina

9/28 and still painting rocks

I stayed out of work today to observe Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. I wanted to get a batch of rocks to post because I’ve been pretty good about posting on Monday. And I’ve made it by 45 minutes.

I also finished a painting tonight I think. I’ve been working on it for a few weeks and it started coming together. I will post it tomorrow.

To all, I wish the best. Nina

Weekend work 9/21/2020

It was a nice fall weekend here and I did some art work: a couple of paintings and another batch of rocks.

You can’t really tell but I painted these rocks a dark gray, not black. They need one more coat of matte fixative and then they’ll be ready to give away. I keep some in my drawer at work to give out. People are surprised when I hand them one.

Hope it’s a good week for everyone. Nina

Another from the subconscious

This rock has been sitting on my table for a few months now. It wasn’t until I posted the drawing of three figures that I realized this rock was also a representation (however subliminal) of my family.

It’s been a philosophical time for me as we head into the Jewish High Holy days. My job requires utter patience and kindness, turning the other cheek often. I seek to be a good and kind person.

Stress is a common theme and I guess I unconsciously painted the three figures on the rock-me, husband, daughter. Crazy people but my crazy people. My rock(s).

Shana Tova to all who celebrate and stay safe.

9/7/2020 painting/rocks

Gouache on black paper. The paper doesn’t take the paint that well but I don’t care, I’m just messing around.

I also had to make a new batch of rocks. I put a bunch out in the neighborhood and gave away some of my special ones. I reverted back to the black and multicolor wonky mandala designs which I find very relaxing.

Have a good week!

End of August 8/30/2020

I spend some hours this weekend sitting and painting some rocks that I’ll put around later when they’re finished. I did some painting too, gouache on black paper and then cut out and pasted on another piece of black paper.

I’ve put out a lot of my rocks. I sort of wish I had counted but I’m not that organized. All I know is people seem to like them (I always keep a few at work which I know goes against Covid as I’ve given a few out there). I’ve kept some rocks that I couldn’t part with:

Kerfe and I wish the WordPress community the best as we head into fall.

New Batch

My favorite out of the new batch of rocks. I tried to do something different from my wonky mandalas. I still love to paint the rocks black first.

The whole batch. Other folks in the neighborhood are painting/distributing rocks; there were two ocean themed ones by my little tree in the backyard!

We are taking off tomorrow for a little break. Some friends have a house in upstate New York and we are heading up there for the weekend. Hope everyone is doing well! Nina

Say What?

My husband started googling “Sand Rose” and this came up. Holy mackerel, this looks just like the one I found! $2,371.70 on 1st Dibs.

This rock is a huge mystery to me. They are found in Saudi Arabia, Oklahoma, Namibia, Egypt…but Montclair, NJ? Today I asked a town maintenance guy if he’d ever seen one of these. No, he said. Never.

How did it land on my street?

Maybe someone left it there? A kid with a mineral collection? This is a very large piece weighing around 10 or 15 pounds (estimate: I didn’t weigh it). I love it. This is the kind of thing that happens and makes me very happy!