This month just flew by–with a mini-tantrum or two somewhere maybe week 3 or 4. Putting this collage together, I see it as a kind of ode to summer melting in to fall…The bottom right–Day1–was a fun oil pastel and the top left–Day30–is an acrylic gouache. Mixed in with regular gouache, oil, watercolor…I have acrylic and chalk pastels…but I did not use them. My fascination with the view I’m lucky to have increased enormously…and my neighborhood too…aptly named Palms–for real! So many kind, supportive comments. Thank you if you left any of them. And thanks for stopping by to see the end result. I’ve done this challenge 10 times…maybe I’m finally getting somewhere??
“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, remembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.”
This quote from T. S. Eliot….hmmm, probably read it first at 17…pretty sure I did not appreciate it then…but now I see why he’s so famous…lol. Anyway, I’ve heard the first line quoted many times…but the rest is really lovely. Until we meet again. Carol.