I suddenly find myself
with a little more time on my hands
than I’d expected.
Which means I can continue working on this painting-to-be.
It is a commission I’m doing for my mom
who is saying goodbye from work for good
and thus closing a phase of life,
moving on to the next.
She wants to use this illustration
on a farewell- and thank-you card for her colleagues.
It’s really special to work on someting
and meaningful to someone else.
So…before I chatter away all my time,
I’m going to hop over to my painting table
and dive into the sea and sky blues
and layer the rich greens and ochres
of the South of France…