|quick watercolor sketch of the albuquerque sandias, here the view from supper rock lookout, looking south, near copper — 5″x7″ by dawn chandler — copyright dawn chandler 2013|
Took the pup into the Sandia foothills early this morning for a hike, and on the spur of a moment decided to toss my tiny little watercolor set into my pack.
Okay, so maybe it’s not my best watercolor sketch ever, but considering I had an impatient 60lb pup tugging the leash, a slippery rock upon which to set my palette, and less than ideal paint colors, I say “not bad.”
And then when a flock of birds suddenly rose up in front of us out of no where like a fluttering of spirits, and that 60lbs of warm black love finally just gave in and snuggled up next to me, and the golden light contrasting against the purple-blue shadows of sunrise on the mountains and that feeling of not only being on top of but of owning and being owned by this great big beautiful world, I say again to myself, “not bad.”
Indeed. This may become habit–forming.