As another week flies by, I find myself rummaging at the back of the wardrobes and cupboards for warmer attire...I was sure glad to have received Izzy's new jumper last week! She is getting used to her first winter warmer and seems to appreciate it already...luckily she hasn't had to use it yet...but today, here in the UK, there is a cold snap in the air, the sun is shining but my mind is on lighting the fire!
I do so love the colours of this time of year though, the dusky blends of pinks, purples, reds and browns, sometimes unlikely colour pairings and yet perfect at the same time...above is one of my Japanese Anenome, the pattern and colours from behind it caught my eye...
'Sweet Freedom' 8" x 8" deep edge canvas
kitchen art studio this week...I was pleased to complete another girlie painting, as I build up my stash of materials, I'm trying new things, this one is more of a painting, with only one piece of paper added for her dress, plus the embellishments of course!
The way her face turned out inspired the choice of words for this painting...a dreamy gaze to a far away place...I decided to emphasise it a little more by leaving her face and hair a little faded too, she's here but also somewhere else in her heart...
My girlie paintings feel very close to my heart and I again feel a little exposed sharing her, although I feel very safe sharing with my kind and supportive tribe of visitors (thank you so so much!) there is clearly a part of me inside that feels nervous with sharing more personal creations...but I'm doing it anyway :) ♥
Izzy trying her new jumper on for size ♥
Below is a heart I made last week but it hasn't got a home yet...I placed it on another canvas I'm working on and thought I'd take a picture...I've been cutting up old books (not the important ones, I did have some resistance to it at first but I've got past that now!) and finding good words to use in the paintings, the ones I used on this heart include the things that are close to my heart ♥ it will find it's place somewhere, I'm sure. I notice that I do feel guided in my work but sometimes there is a different pattern unfolding than the one I had in mind! That's life isn't it! At least, that's how it is for me, things always do work out... just sometimes in a different (often better) way than I first imagined it...am I making any sense? :)
I hope you have a great weekend and that you are keeping warm and snug...unless of course you are lucky to be living somewhere that is hot at the moment! Keep up the wonderful creative work I keep seeing ♥
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