Wednesday, 10 June 2015

I'm playing!



I have been going through a crisis of confidence lately. I lost my flow. Words, paint, even emotions - everything was blocked. A niggling voice buried in the depths of me kept trying to convince me to just start something, to get my fingers working, but I refused to listen. Instead, I've been burying my head in books, sleeping too much and time-wasting on Facebook (you know the kind of thing... quizzes to see what bird you were in a previous life or your hippy name...).

Something shifted in the last week or so though and I braved a few blog posts, then I picked up a paintbrush. I'd been reading a book on watercolour techniques (this one) and I was ready to play.

I started painting a series of girls which, if you clicked on the link to see the book, might surprise you since it was about how to paint landscapes! Each one requires a great deal of drying time in between layers so I have ended up with around half a dozen of them on the go. Then, on Instagram I spotted a post from Kristin announcing the start of the 2015 Summer of Colour and I knew I had to be in! So, I grabbed a couple of blues and a green and painted this one. She's my favourite so far!

I've named her Flo - because she helped me find my own flow again. Thanks Flo and thanks Kristin!

29 comments:

  1. she's looks gentle and sweet and the name Flo seems to fit her. love your use of blues and greens, they are just the perfect mix.

    thanks for your visit fo my SOC, have a lovely day.

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  2. It doesn't seem to me like you lost your muse. It's a great piece. The colors work great with Flo. Thanks for stopping by my SOC post. Have a wonderful day.

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  3. Flo is stunning, fab project. x

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  4. Flo is fabulous! I'm so glad you found your creative mojo flow. Wishing you a wonderful SOC, and I look forward to your next creations.

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  5. Love this! Lots of lovely texture in her dress.

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  6. oh my goodnesssssssssss!!! so adorable!!! love the feel of this piece!! so nice to see you again!!!!

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  7. glad you are back creating... I missed you

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  8. She is beautiful...makes me think of a ballerina.

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  9. I love that a book on landscape inspired you to create girls - flow is adorable, looking forward to the others as SOC progresses

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  10. She is beautiful; I love the texture you have shown in the hem of her dress.

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  11. She is so beautiful and dreamy in her undersea colors- good to see your lovely art again!

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  12. she is so peaceful looking and beautiful! You have given her the perfect name too. Great entry for the first week of SOC!

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  13. Oh my goodness! She is so delicate and absolutely gorgeous! I love your work of art that you created using this week's SOC colors! HUGS!

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  14. Lisa, it's so good to connect with you again. As always, I love what you have made because you always, always inspire me. Glad to see you are rolling with (the) Flo and joining SOC again this year.

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  15. I don't know what you've done in the past or how you're feeling today but you rocked this painting. You obviously got your groove back and I am hitting the Follow button so I can see more of your artwork.

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  16. Frivolous, funky, fabulous Flo! Love this!!!

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  17. t is good to know that Flo has helped you to overcome your artist blockade. A wonderful dreamy painting! Ulrike

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  18. I love everything about this! Welcome back my friend!! xoxo

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  19. Yay - congratulations on finding your Flo again!

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  20. Just beautiful! I do love Flo!

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  21. I love her, she looks so peaceful.

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