Wednesday, May 29, 2013


"Wild Flowers" - Acrylic on Canvas

Do you ever get sick after completing a big project? 

My new book (Artful Color) went out on Friday and by Sunday I was flat on my back on the couch nursing hot tea and a box of kleenex.

Took me back 5 years or so, to when I released Eye for Color and... you guessed it... was sick for a week following.

It is as if all that I have, all my energy, all my focus (and yes sleepless nights) go into the project leaving nothing left to protect and nurture my body. And now I'm paying for it.

Just like I did 5 years ago.

And as I lay on the couch I realized that my 2 self published books were released EXACTLY 5 years apart. To the day.

Eye for Color - May 24, 2008
Artful Color for Creative Projects - May 24, 2013

Funny that it took being sick, laying on the couch listening to the birds and watching the clouds to realize the coincidence, the connection, the cycle of things.
(I painted this yesterday during a few of my off-the-couch moments)


  1. Your book looks amazing Beverly - congratulations on another beauty!!! I am very torn between wanting the instant gratification of the e-version and waiting for the tactile yumminess of the paper... I think I might just need to have both!

    I hope that by now you are feeling better and have recovered some of your energy? I think getting sick after a big project is our body's way of forcing us to rest and reflect - when we might otherwise feel a need to launch straight into the next thing on the eternal "to do" list?

    I am glad that you found some time to paint as well though - your paintings are SO lovely! Are you enjoying Flora's book? I see she has just started a new online class... Did you sign up? I'm afraid my paintbrushes (along with most everything else but work) have been idle for weeks and weeks. I am really missing it and this weekend have nothing planned and nowhere else I need to be so am going to enjoy some time smooshing colours around on canvas... Can't wait!

    1. Thank you Kenda... yes, recovered and back to full energy! A few days at the beach house with a group of friends (and a creative workshop) helped!

      I know how hard it is to pick up the paintbrushes - love that I have a little spot all set up so that I feel free to put a dollop of paint on even if I only have a 15 minute window.

      Hope you have a lovely, creative weekend!