27.11.12

Been there, watercolours

Been there, Done That...

Been there, done that. Mixed media on arche watercolour paper.  8 x 10"

1. Travelled the world ( in my dreams)
2. Born in Darwin, Australia
3. Married - twice
4. Children - 2+ - Yours, mine and 'ours' - done the whole step mother thing. Not Fun.
5. Got my teachers degree, external, whilst also being mum
6. Homeschooled 1 child right through 5 years of highschool ( and 1 to go!)
7. Raised chickens, hatched chicks, watched puppies and kittens grow, kept a vege garden
8. Sourdough Queen - bread, waffles, pancakes, brioche... you name it!
9. Jumped off a creek ledge into a crystal clear, sparkling rainforest pool
10. Said I'd never get another pet. ever. 2 dogs, and 2 cats later... I still mean it! :-)
11. Seen: KISS, Elton John, Billy Joel, U2, Midnight Oil ( Aussie band) in concert

edit: added just now...
A thought about getting it 'right'.  SOMEWHERE today, I was reading someones blog - but for the life of me I can't rememebr who, where, or what (sorry) but the gist of it all was: don't stress the small stuff, don't wait till everything is perfect, ideal, the stars all in allignment, etc... just do it.  Whatever 'it' might be... and in relation to art - don't worry that what you create is not perfect, creative, be free, make a mark, play and experiment.  That is just what I've been doing.. and I've never enjoyed myself more; or been more happy with the results.  Now I KNOW these are not perfect.  But they were not supposed to be.  I know the eyes are wonky, etc etc (I'm not going to list all the perceived faults I see)... but hey - go look at Modigliani's eyes, or Picasso's faces... it really doesn't matter.  
Wonkyness = character.  It speaks of who you, and I, am as an artist.  Our expressive brushmark.  I hope my left side brain is listening to me!
Final thought: Be kind to your art.

Untitled. Mixed media.  slightly larger, shown matted to 8 x 10 in 11 x 14" frame.

Both works available for purchase, contact me for details.

Start of New Watercolour 1st post here

To find out why I started Watercolour Splash - read it here

A big shout out to  Aimee @ List it Tuesday
Leah @ AEDM: Creative Every Day

18 comments:

  1. First of all, lovely watercolors!!! Oh dear, two marriages!!! Thought I'd die with just the one not working out : ) (Actually...so glad that is over...having much more fun now)
    I can't say no to sourdough OR neglected pets.
    Lynn

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  2. on no - I'm still married to Hubby No. 2!! Oh dear - something lost in translation it seems! xo L.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your list! Sourdough something sounds pretty yummy for brekky this am! :)

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  4. I love your spirit! She is lovely, you've done it all! Jumping into the rain forest pool just sounds amazing!

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  5. I agree. Just play and have fun. :) Great list! I'd love to jump in a rainforest pool as well.

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  6. #9 sounds like so much fun! I love swimming.

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  7. Great meeting you in bloggyland.

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  8. Oooh..."Be kind to your art." I love that (and very much need to remember it!) Love your paintings. The faces are just gorgeous. Love the list, too. Sounds like a great life to me!

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  9. I love to see all the different ways artists draw faces. And when I try, yes - they're wonky, too. And I enjoy them! Sounds like a fun household! Congrats. on the homeschooling. {:-Deb

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  10. The rainforest pool sounds wonderful! And love your faces!

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  11. Well, a few thoughts..it's possible it was my blog that spoke to doing your own thing and not stressing... and let me just say that your watercolors . . ...PERRRRR-FECT! Love, love, love them..My labels on my art say 'my work is not perfect, nor is it meant to be..that is part of my journey'...jump on my magic carpet Linda..

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    1. Hi - thanks for dropping by and I like your art labels! Hmmm no wasn't yours... I'll go searching again and if I can backtrack I'll post the blog in question that got me thinking!

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  12. great list, no more pets aside... and like the add on... being kind is essential in art making... I for love love the wonks... makes it look like me...xx

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  13. love the very last bit - 'be kind to your art' Wonderful advice. I love your list and your art is amazing!

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  14. I'm with you, Linda. Wonkiness = character = true beauty.
    How have you been since Blogtoberfest? I just wanted to let you know that I’m hosting another (albeit gentler and more introspective) blog challenge over the month of December called #reverb12.
    Would be so rapt if you joined us!
    There’s a little giveaway too. :-)
    Details here: http://isawyoudancing.blogspot.com.au/p/reverb12.html
    Take care
    Kat xxx

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  15. Oh thank you for that last! It's a lovely, lovely thought and a helpful one for me. (I'm writing an imperfect book at the moment ... and my watercolours are never perfect.)

    I love the paintings. Gorgeous.

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  16. I love the way you think. Awesome list and awesome post!

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I love your comments! I read them all, and I will do my best to reply to you here! xo L.

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