I woke up this morning to see snow flurries out my window. That really makes it feel like the holidays are here.
Yesterday I finished painting the birds that I started for Open Studios in Houston. It was so nice sitting down and painting. I began listening to a book called The Pillars of the Earth a historical fiction about cathedral building in the middle ages. (I have the audio version from Audible.com)
(from Publishers Weekly) Set in 12th-century England, the narrative concerns the building of a cathedral in the fictional town of Kingsbridge. The ambitions of three men merge, conflict and collide through four decades during which social and political upheaval and the internal politics of the church affect the progress of the cathedral and the fortunes of the protagonists.
The story is so interesting to listen to I decided to keep painting and painted this little piece. I don’t know why I always seem to be painting images that do not relate to my present time and location.