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For the Trails! (Acrylic on old board)

For the Trails! (Acrylic on old board)

“Hummingbird teaches us… what has happened in the past, and what might happen in the future is not nearly as important as what we are experiencing now.  It teaches us to hover in the moment, to appreciate the sweetness.”  Constance Barrett Sohodski

Mindo Ecuador – Barbara’s visit is zipping by way too fast, but we stay busy with many creative tasks.    The sun peers from behind the clouds for a few hours each day, and we work on various outdoor projects until the rains run us inside!  We then switch to other projects – like creating signs for the trails!

There are many beautiful places.. a new spot to sit and relax is on the far side of the pond and beneath that tall tree...

We’ll be working on a new spot to sit and relax on the far side of the pond… Stay tuned for updates featuring that tall tree…

After prepping the “Hummingboard” with two coats of white paint, I dropped splashes of color into washes of water.  As that dried, we worked on other boards, then returned to the hummingbird.  Mixing colors and painting with one hand while balancing the laptop (with photo of hummingbird) in the other, I watched with detached amazement as the bird took form as if by magic!

The final touches will be added soon; if only all challenges were so easy to master!

Here’s another sign that was fun to paint.

Shhhhh! Don't wake the duendes!

Shhhhh! Don’t wake the duendes!  We haven’t seen a duende, but I suspect they are watching from the deep shadows!

The duende sign is tucked into a an out-of-the way location, but one that I love to visit.  Would you like to take a tour of the trails for the next Timeout post?

More signs next week!

Z (and Barbara!)