Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sandy Byers "Waking Up"

The blessings of each day are not always obvious unless they are the very first thing one looks for when opening your heart's eyes in the morning.  Already being blessed with health and a perfect family seems enough for any one person.  For me, when you add to that the joy of rubbing pastel dust between my fingers, and the sound of the pastel gliding across a sanded surface, that cup begins to spill over onto everything.  this pastel painting of Camano Island, the morning view from my studio on the east side of Whidbey Island, is just one more reason I can't help but put on my happy face when I open my eyes in the morning.  From where I stand, each day is a day to look forward to and that makes my smile
Sandy Byers
Age: 53
"Waking up"
Soft Pastel 11"x 14"
November 2008