Hello my lovlies!
It was a bleary eyed start to the 1st of April here. As I registered the rain rattling against the windows, a Small Person sat on my head and demanded coco pops. It was slightly before seven o'clock and as I blinked myself awake, Tiny Tears was shoved into my ribs and a foot squashed the breath out of me as the aforementioned Small Person made her mountaineering style descent off the bed.
But it was to get better!!
A telelphone call from the Grandparents asking if they could take the mischievous Small out decided the fate of the day. That Spring Morning canvas would be finished off - the paints would come out and a leisurely, impromtu day of painting and pottering would ensue.
I worked alongside these rather glorious Cornish Daffodils (a bargain from our little grocery shop, 3 generous bunches for just £2.00) and before long, the rain had stopped and the warm sunshine they had originally forcast arrived.
There's something rather pleasant, painting amongst polka dots and daffs.
Anyway - a bit about the painting! It's an acrylic work on a box canvas (20x20cm). It's also rather illustrative, featuring chickens, a dog, a chap digging his vegetable patch and a woman hanging up her laundry beneath the cherry blossom tree. There are sprinklings of purple and yellow crocus not to mention a row of cheery daffodils by the wall next to the little yorkshire stone cottages. And of course, a glimpse of the sea felt necessary for this picture!
You may recall it looked a bit like this the last time you saw it:
But I'm heartily pleased with how it's turned out! This painting will be available on my website shortly.
Aren't pink trees just the best thing ever?!! Our little village is a delight of candy-floss coloured blooms at the moment, and our own little flowering cherry which we planted the spring our daughter was born is looking beautiful...
We have had a rather quiet week at home this week, and the little one tried acrylic paints the other afternoon with a bit of mixed media thrown in. At just three, I was impressed to see how she used the paint, colouring in this Girl that I drew for her with real effort; dabbing into the paint with tissue, drawing into it with crayon and using her finger to create texture:
'Mixed Media Girl' by Carys
She finished her off with sparkly jewels, and her name stamped with some tiny alphabet stamps. She has no qualms about calling herself an Artist, which really makes me smile. There is no confidence like that of a child, their sense of self belief is limitless! Talking of artists, can I just quickly mention for any Being Creative Peeps dropping in today, you can find a link on the sidebar for the March Gallery under our Flickr Group widget if you still want to post links to images of your work. April's theme is Dessert, and Im already scouring my recipe books for inspiration and have something exciting planned - how about you?!
One more thing before I go ~ as the original of one of my favourite pieces, 'Home', has now sold, I just wanted to let you know that I am releasing a Limited Edition Print run of it. The print is full sized and comes with a mount plus it will be numbered, titled and signed. There will be only 50 of these, and they are available to buy now from my website.
'Home' ~ now available as a Limited Edition Print
You can still by Home as an open edition print too :)
Right! That's about it from me for today! Thanks as always for stopping by to read my ramblings; "hello" and thank you for following to all of the new followers and email subscribers ~ it's lovely to have you here, and thank you to everyone who is participating in Being Creative with me, and sharing their creative journey.
I wish you a weekend full of surprises, a warm patch of sunlight to snooze in, a good book to read and a happy heart.