Early risings... / by Karen Anne Glick

 

I've risen earlier in the past 4 weeks than I have in a long, long time. To have a little puppy stirring next to me and quietly urging me to take her outside is a sweet way to be awakened though, if I'm honest, I'm looking forward to the day she can wait just a half hour more...

I take her outside, wrapped in my nightgown and robe. We stroll through the garden in silence, waking slowly to the world that is also waking slowly - and that is glowing with the warm rays of the sun just peeking over the horizon

Sunrise. Collaged folded bristol, pastels, pencil. 2.25 x 4.5 inches on 9 x 12 inch bristol. 2016. Karen Anne Glick

Sunrise. Collaged folded bristol, pastels, pencil. 2.25 x 4.5 inches on 9 x 12 inch bristol. 2016. Karen Anne Glick

Much later, after many other trips to the garden during the day, we stroll again, this time witnessing the sky change from blue to pink and gold as the sun winks in farewell and disappears.

Sunset. Collaged folded bristol, pastels, pencil. 3.25 x 2.25 inches on 9 x 12 inch bristol. 2016. Karen Anne Glick

Sunset. Collaged folded bristol, pastels, pencil. 3.25 x 2.25 inches on 9 x 12 inch bristol. 2016. Karen Anne Glick

I'm grateful that in between trips to the garden, I am finally finding time to return to the studio. I've been absent much too long of late. I hope my little pup Beyla will be joining me here for longer periods as she grows up and doesn't need quite so many trips to the garden. 

Fingers crossed.