Friday, February 18, 2011

Catching up!

Hi all,

I have the longest to do list at the moment!!! So I am trying to catch up.

I spoke to a dear friend the other day and she told me off for not
including pictures in my blog posts, and yes she is completely right.........A blog post without something to look at can be a bit boring, even though my topics and writing style are quite captivating!!!!!!!

So here is a catch up on some photo's related to previous blogs......
This is the completed painting I did of Starzia in the water with her purple hat on. It is a mixed media painting and it took me ages!!! But I love it.
It now hangs in my lounge room.
I bumped into a friend of mine at the wedding down south, (Grace Town) and she told me that she actually reads my blog post regularly. Oh my gosh, I thought, so there is one person reading it....WOW! not just me and my computer!! I was so excited.
She said that I never showed my final painting of Starzia. So here it is Jess!! Hope you like it!

This is the painting that I did, that made me happy to realise, that I do have a style and a process in which I work. I haven't touched it since that day and not
sure if I should try finish it or just paint over it....task accomplished!!! Goal achieved! Still deciding.

She went through quiet a few transformations and I think I actually liked her a few steps previous to this one. But still.

Next is my latest piece in progress....................the Geraldton Lighthouse.
I have done a few of these, all different, and actually love that you can paint the same thing several times and they are all unique. You decide to do a different colour or background or texture. What's really weird is that I don't get bored of doing the same subject matter. It's really quite cool. I know some artists spend their entire careers painting the same subject matter, but for me it is quite alien.

As for the clothing side of our business, it has been on hold for a little while, but I have so many new, cool and exciting ideas that will be shared with you soon.

So if you are reading this, please leave a comment, so that I can find out if more than I person is out there reading my blog.

Happy, romantic and love filled days to you all!!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ah! Love is in the air!!??

Hi all,

It has been a while....and I have been putting this post off because I haven't really been sure what to write, or how to write it! But here goes.......
My daughter and I have recently been galavanting around the country side again! This time to a dear dear friends wedding held in Grace Town (or rather very near Grace Town)
And what an amazing and gorgeous and beautiful and romantic wedding it was. The bride looked absolutely radiant and glowed with love and life and happiness.
The venue was stunning and everything flowed so smoothly and beautifully.
I loved being there, sharing in the warmth and glow of all the smiles and happy faces.
Love is such a precious and gorgeous and strong thing. (if you can actually call it a thing.......and thing is such an unromantic thing to say and to call it. But I can't think of the word I want) I am babbling again!!!!!!!
My head has been in the clouds lately and I can't put two conscious thoughts together....I don't know what is wrong with me!!!!!!! (Absolutely nothing to do with a gorgeous guy I happened to meet there!) But thats another story and not one to tell:)
It just gets you thinking about the complexity of love and life and romance and actually finding the partner of your dreams! Wow! How does that happen?
I have always been a true blue romantic. Completely and utterly dippy!!!
Believing in the princess, the knight in shining armour, the happily ever after...........the one true soul mate who is out there for you. Actually like finding a needle n a hay stack. Crazy or not, who knows??
I will just have to wait and see.................
It also got me thinking about capturing "love" in a painting. Love of a daughter? A husband? A partner?
Wouldn't it be interesting to do a painting of a beloved daughter and partner/husband, capturing love in their look and then painting it back to them, the love from yourself.
What colours would be used, what technique............and would you actually be able to show them your love through your painting? Would they easily see it leaping out of the page at them, for only them????
My heart feels like its all ready to burst and explode with all the love that is around me........or so the feeling goes!!!!!!!!