Day 23! Only one week to go. Today's piece is a bit of malarkey - Basquiat meets moon theme! This one did not quite meet my goal of 90% without paintbrushes, as the skeletons required some brushwork. But it was close. As the month progresses, I rely more and more on my fingers, scrapers and paper towels as tools.
Yesterday was "artist date" day after studio time. These groovy dates (something I learned from Julia Cameron in The Artist's Way) are designed to refresh and inspire, and sometimes to get our minds away from art for a bit to let the mind relax. I knew it was past time for an artist date when I was waking up at midnight worrying about what to paint the next day.
So I learned from a friend (thank you, Melisa!) that Michael Pollan's book, In Defense of Food , had been made into a documentary. It had been a while since I read the book, so a food refresher sounded good to me. And the video was excellent! You can stream it for free here:
But in his journalistic way, Pollan boiled it down to this: EAT FOOD. NOT TOO MUCH. MOSTLY PLANTS.
So feeling empowered to feed myself without reading a textbook first, I went off to the grocery store to hunt and gather something to eat. I shopped the perimeter, bought some lovely, fresh food and came home to cook it up. Yum.
The way I look at it is this: if I continue to eat this well, I will live a long and healthy life. And after that, my skeleton, strong and energetic, will play moon ball under the night sky with other former healthy eaters. That is something I don't want to miss!
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