Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Age of Aquarius

When the moon is in the seventh house
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Work in Progress:  11 x 14 oil on canvas
Something occurred to me today.  I'm fascinated with (among other things) water.  I went through my digital pictures and looked, and in almost every set, every vacation, every memorable event, there is a picture of some form of water.  In one batch of photos, a trip to visit my parents in Cleveland, there's a picture of a water in a Coke glass that I took while we were at a Steak 'N Shake.  Water.  Always.  A lot of times, abstract macro photos of water.  I think I need to paint more water (actually, there's a pretty high proportion of water in my paintings already... either horses or water or sky in almost every one).

I had a busy busy weekend, all my challenges are over (except the Draw 50 Hands & 50 Feet challenge, which I am dragging my feet, haha, on), and I didn't feel well at all, so I was not in the studio the entire weekend.  Which meant that it was calling me this morning.  But, I also have lots and lots of day job to do today and I need to get some jewelry made, so I only had about an hour in the studio.  I did some work on the left side and lower left corner of this one, but I'm not sure you'll see a lot of difference in it. 

Is it possible that my sudden attraction (or me noticing my long-term attraction, and acting on it) to water has to do with the Sun moving into Pisces, and conjoining with Neptune?  I take "horoscopes" with a grain of salt but I also find some value in paying attention to the phases of the moon and the movements of the Sun, stars and planets.

Whatever the reason for the attraction to the abstract shapes water makes, I intend to go with the flow.

See what I did there?  ;)
I'm full of puns today.