I just want to say thank you to all you lovely people who have popped by in the last three days. Thank you for your kind and supportive words and thank you for coming to visit in droves despite my long and unexplained absence. I so appreciate each and every one of you! You have quite made my last couple of days most enjoyable 🙂
As a result, here’s another post hot on the heels of the first – just because I’m really happy and you know I have months of missing posts to make up for ……….
After painting every day for almost three weeks I was still really struggling to find my way with colour and form and technique. And because I was receiving so many private emails and messages wondering if I was okay because of my absence from the blogging world I decided to bite the bullet and share what I was doing.
I was frankly amazed, though I shouldn’t have been, for the community around this blog is made up of the most fabulous people! All those messages of support, so kindly given, left me quite touched and I awoke yesterday morning to find something in me had moved and changed. I couldn’t wait to get the chores out of the way and get to the work station. I knew what to do and decided to just go for it. By last night a double page spread had emerged in my art journal, almost seamlessly, and was finished and, most importantly, I felt really happy with it.
It is by no means perfect, but it will be I think the basis for another work further down the track.
This idea was sparked by my friend Yvonne’s post that featured relief heads of women found around Venice. The final photo featured an unusual fresco and aroused a number of comments both helpful and unhelpful. Mine was one of the unhelpful ones! All was revealed in Yvonne’s following post. I thought she was a tree sprite of some kind and even though I was completely wrong – or perhaps because I was – I fell to musing about the spirit of trees and how they might appear, which then led to some further musing on what they might have to say.
And the words, if your eyes like mine can’t stand the struggle ……… and because I have lost the ability to have you double click on my photographs to enlarge them – I don’t know why……
Thank you for your support and encouragement – it really does take a community doesn’t it!
Thanks for coming by today, I love that you did!