Here’s looking at you, kid

Really enjoyed making this piece. Started with pinks, purples and blues. It is only when I added the green that it popped and made me smile. Yes I love this piece. She is ready for the world and embraces everything about herself, imperfection and all. Here’s looking at you kid😉

It’s ok to take a break

I have avoided my art table for weeks… not sure why, perhaps been preoccupied by the unrealistic knitting project I set for myself😂 during this dry spell, the voice in me kept saying, you should be doing some art. Go paint something. You need to keep practicing or you will lose it. I gave myself pressure. But the other voice in me said, no. I just don’t feel like it. Not doing it. I am glad I listened to this voice and took a break. It is ok to take a break, even from things you like. Art is there for my pleasure, not the other way around. And today I finally felt like it. And it was fun. Now back to knitting .. I have a whole blanket to finish before daughter leaves for college in 2 months!!!!! And I just started 😱

Take the plunge

Take the plunge.:. Whispers my heart. And I listened. All in. Embracing what’s to come. It is scary, exhilarating, satisfying all at once. This is how I have always chosen to live life. I don’t know any other way. Sometimes I am rewarded with surprises and delights along the way, sometimes with surprises that hurt. That is life. And the only way I know how to live life.

Best for last

I love to paint eyes. Windows to the soul… and I always leave it to the last.. as I work through the painting… painting the eyes is like a little treat for myself… bringing her to life, making me smile.

How many of you do that too? leaving the best for last…

You just know

Sometimes I paint a piece and I am just not happy with it. I can’t put my finger on it. I would put it away and work on other pieces. One day I come back to it again and an inspiration will hit me and viola. I know it is done. In my eyes. This is the before. The one below is the after. Do you have the same experience?

When in doubt

When in doubt, make a mess, add a face and call it done. I have drawn many faces, I never get tired of it… I am loving this altered book. Practicing how to paint bigger.