Monday, March 03, 2014
Someone the other day, asked me " If l did art because l could or because l had to ?" The answer: I create Art because l have too, it is part of me. I need to do one of the following ... draw, paint, sew, photograph or doodle every day, otherwise l feel frustrated and caged in! I supose l need Art like l need Air to breathe.
For the last few days l have been in bed, with a terrible cough and l have not felt 100%. The only good thing that has come out of this, is l have been able to catch up with TV programmes, do some drawing and watch loads of Art and Craft video's. This is where l saw this lovely statement by Vincent Vn Gogh.
"What is done well in love, is done well. "
Lately l have been painting from my dreams. Nothing strange in that, l have always written my dreams down and get ideas from them. They are often very colourful and a bit wacky ! As well as a an artist and teacher, l also think of myself as a story teller. This last lot of dreams, have been a bit different. They are sort of coming in like a series! The first one starts off with an angel crying, having fallen down from heaven. After being told she has to learn about kindness to others , before she can go back to Heaven.
Then a few weeks later, another dream bubbles through, another angel story! This one is at night and has her offering coffee, to birds, as the snow starts to fall. She doesn't seem to have got the idea of what kindness is all about, especially where birds are concerned! :(
Then a few weeks ago, l had another dream ... this one l am still painting! She does seem to have got the idea about what birds eat, this time !
It was, l though the last one but oh no! I was wrong. Last night l had another dream ... the end of the series....phew. I am actually enjoying this weird story telling journey.
Friday, February 21, 2014
On Sunday, the weather was beautiful, so we went to Kew Gardens. We had the loan of a five month old baby for the weekend and so we were very happy! Practicing grandparents. :)
Another reason we went to Kew, was it was the annual Orchid Festival.
Didn't think it was as good as last year but still beautiful.
Back outside again!
Spotted this Peacock by the lake. Lots of people didn't notice him and just walked straight past him!
Then we left Kew Gardens, going home via Richmond Park. We saw very few deer but a lot of water, not surprisingly!!
Then we got to play again, with our little bundle of joy!!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Then it was on to Sydney to visit my son and his wife and to meet up with our daughter, as well. A Family Christmas. :)
Hello son !
Suntan Mother ....Factor 50!
After unpacking .... to the beach! look at that sky ... so blue !
Then l went for a wander!
Look what l found under the stone .... don't know what insect is involved.
Then found this beautiful lichen ... never seen blue or red before!
Just so many amazing colours.
Here is my son's dog, Alfie. He is so beautiful and so much fun.
Then we all went for a walk ... such an amazing beach walk.
What is my husband looking at ?
Oh ... look what l can see. Isn't he beautiful?
Then it was off to have a meal. Look at all these children and the noise .... wow!
Unfortunetly The Boat House was shut! So no food! :(
Have you noticed the net? ... now l wonder why they needed that round the swimming area? Ha! I think the word is Sharks!
Have you ever seen beautiful insects?
I am loving my visit and this is just the first day! :)