03 April 2018

JOURNAL ARTIST - published! And - Winter in New Mexico


Back in New Mexico, in winter.

I published another book.




This one is a capsule version of all the thousands of colorful journal pages I've made.
However - I forgot how much WORK it is to finish up a book! 

I loved making this one.
Even if it took FOREVER.

Hundreds of illustrated journal pages.
A few tips.

Watercolors, photos.
Ideas, quotes.

It's filled with color and creative experiments.
Essentially, it's a personal record of a way of capturing some of the wonderful details of life.



My watercolors all originated in books, too. 

I have over ten thousand illustrated journal pages scanned. So far. 

But - you can read the rest of the story in the book itself. 

It's on amazon.com.

JOURNAL ARTIST - Trisha Ray.




I got the final proof the day before leaving to return to France. 

Yikes! Talk about last minute.


 (When I have a paintbrush in my hands, anything goes. There are now colorful things all over the garden.)

So - Stan and I spent the winter months in sunny New Mexico.

It wasn't really planned.




But: It was surprisingly dry and warm.
Hard to argue with that.

All the migrating birds escaping from the cold of the north spent the winter in our neighborhood.

-Couldn't really blame them.


Hundreds of sandhill cranes, geese, ducks - all sorts of birds.



Erik and Kilian - an unexpected pleasure - were also in New Mexico this winter.

Stan was productive, too.
He recorded several (!) new CDs.

They're ALL available on his website - for free downloading:

www.stanhirsch.com

Stan's CDs and DVDs - the entire collection

Me - I worked on this book.
It took a LOT of work.

And another one about my family history.

I spent pretty much every day happily tucked away in a sunny Studio.




But as usual, it wasn't all work. 


Anywhere in life - there's ALWAYS time for - just a little celebration.



Right?



And now, we're outta New Mexico.
Bound for the boat in France.

But more about that soon.

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