Teapot With Bluebells

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Acrylic.

I like to make myself at home wherever I go. Tea drinking is a big part of that. Improvisation is often involved.

Workshop participant A.

Where is the teapot?

Workshop participant B.

She is painting it .

It was a very pretty teapot. Crying out to be painted. I should have waited for it to be emptied perhaps but none of that matters now.

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New Paintings in acrylic.

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Two new works I created this afternoon.  A5 paper, medium acrylic.

While I was painting it suddenly dawned on me that I am reaching the place where I no longer feel the need to justify or explain my lifestyle as I have almost always done in the past. It is good to be here finally.

Untitled (Acrylic)

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Day 87.

Currently rereading Henry Miller’s Tropic of Capricorn. I read it once before over a year ago and see that I have underlined more passages than I have done in any school text.

The passages that struck me then as particularly resonant are today even more so. I’m grateful to have made indications to such passages as I know they are they’re readily accessible to me whenever the need for sustenance arises.

On the pursuit of gaining an understanding of himself he says

I couldn’t afford to leave things hanging in suspense that way- the mystery was too intriguing. Even if I had to rub myself like a cat against every human being I encountered, I was going to get to the bottom of it. Rub long enough and hard enough and the spark will come

The painting is a new work in acrylic.