|L. S. Eldridge|
L. S. Eldridge
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Notes from the Deckle Edge
I am working on a "negative" piece and having so much fun it is almost better than a vacation. Extremely representational, but hardly any detail. I tried it out first on a scrap piece of paper, and then cut out the parts I liked and made them into postcards. Who knows, maybe you'll get one in the mail. Thanks to all who sent e-mails and filled out contact forms about the new layout. Glad you like it, and I will get some newer paintings up soon...I just have more fun painting than working on the computer.
"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." - E. B. White
Hope you are enjoying the new site design. I know, I know, I should add more recent work. I will, just as soon as I figure out how to work my version of paintshop pro again. I use it so seldom, it's like I'm seeing it for the first time each time I open it. Like Bernadette, "I use computers. I don't like them". My best news is that I have shipped my piece to the American Watercolor Society's 145th Annual International Exhibit. Yeah! Now it is out of my hands and into the hands of shippers, movers, judges, critics, art historians/lovers/students etc. As for me, I am moving on to my next piece and will be relishing the feel of a paintbrush in my hands again. Now all I need is some good light.
"Borrow trouble for yourself if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors." - Rudyard Kipling
I received the news that my entry for the 145th American Watercolor Society Annual International Exhibit was accepted. When I phoned in to acknowledge my acceptance I spoke with a delightful man with a very nice voice who asked me where I live. When I told him I was from Arkansas he replied that six people from Arkansas entered this year. He asked how many times I had entered and I told him this was my first time. He told me there was a lady whose work was accepted this year and that the last time she had been accepted was 19 years ago. He also told me that a gentleman was accepted for the first time this year after entering for 20 years. I'd like to meet these two! Thanks to all my friends who have sent congratulations. Your faith in me and my work is deeply appreciated.
Quote for the day: "Our real journey in life is interior: it is a matter of growth, deepening and of an ever greater surrender to the creative action of love and grace in our hearts." Thomas Merton
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