Monday, June 05, 2006

Journaling at Second Cup

This afternoon I played hooky with David for a couple of hours. First we went to Michaels where I bought several tubes of half-priced acrylics, and an expensive Windsor & Newton watercolor set for John with my 40 percent off coupon. Then David and I went to Second Cup to work on our journals.
David had trouble settling in – probably because he was drinking tea. But I ordered some frosted and sugary espresso thing that acted like a shot of speed to my creative system. I wrote several pages in my metaphysical journal, then moved on to my ideas journal where I did some sketches for paintings, and finally finished up by working on my book.
John was thrilled with his watercolors. The paints are very good quality and he started playing with them right away. He’s been thinking of doing this for a while, so I thought I’d just give him a push. His grandfather was an architect and painted beautiful watercolors, so I think this is what appeals to John about working in the medium.
My dad’s father was a glass artist, and when David decided to become one himself, I couldn’t help thinking that there must be an affinity for certain mediums that’s built right into us. I don’t know where my constellation of affinities comes from though. Alpha Centauri maybe? John says that’s where I’m from and it’s as good an explanation as any, I guess.

1 comment:

Jeanne Schedler said...

Susan,, I am so envious of you spending creative time with your son. Mine is a creative whiz but spends his life in Santa Fe. I was going to see him this summer but the health problems have post-poned it. I am lonesome for the spark of creative common ground we have.