I do not claim to even BE a painter, but this year, I've had this strange desire to paint! I've never really had any training and always thought that because I couldn't paint this or that like someone else...that I didn't have talent. I think I'm finally at the point in my life where I can just have fun with it and not take it too seriously whether I am "good" at it or not. :) I just enjoy creating something, whether it be with words or paint or other things (like paper maché). And it's a great example to my kids as it encourages them to be creative as well!
So here are a couple that I've done recently...the first is just a scene out of my head. There are a lot of mesa-type mountains here and I just love the way they look. They remind me of the tepuys in Venezuela. The second picture is of Fish Mountain, as my friends call it, a hill close to where we live in this part of the city. Someone has put painted white rocks on the hill in the form of a fish, supposedly claiming this area of the city for Christ. Very interesting...we haven't actually gone up on the hill yet, but our friends climb it to look for rocks, cactus plants, and for picnics. We are looking forward to getting up there one of these days!!!!