#stayhome artscapes day 13

Today, my inspirational pull is from David Whyte again. “Rest” a poem by David Whyte, Consolations.

If you have Spotify and want to follow along with my Stay Home Artscape routine, feel free to deep dive the poem below. Let it resonate and sink deep. Then grab your supplies and headphones. Jump over and push play on my Spotify Public Playlist 2020 Mar Mix

Tools for artscaping:

  1. Arches 140lb cold press paper.

  2. Watercolor paintbrushes, Mop Brush a must.

  3. Watercolor paints. (I actually prefer tubes to pans and have my own palette I mix up, but these will do for plein air and to start. However, if you are a beginner you may use whatever you like for both paints, brushes, and paper. But, the higher quality the paints, paper, and brushes, the better your painting will turn out. First make sure you love watercolor as your main medium before you buy the good stuff unless you plan on studying watercolor all year.)

Here is my Artscape from today:


...is the conversation between what we love to do and how we love to be.

Rest is the essence of giving and receiving; an act of remembering, imaginatively and… intellectually but also physiologically and physically."~David Whyte

This is the most beautiful poem on Rest. I highly recommend you read it. His work is copyrighted so I cannot repost the whole of it here. Here is the link below:

‘REST’ From CONSOLATIONS: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words. © David Whyte & Many Rivers Press 2015

RK Arts Studio

Charlottesville, VA 22902


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