Thursday, 7 February 2013

ever fallen in love with something?

I have completely and utterly fallen in love...  with painting.

I have never been much of a painter.  Just the thought of it as a student terrified me as I didn't know where to begin.  I didn't understand what a 'good' painting looked like so felt I had no aspirations in this area.  Now that I am teaching art, I have had no choice but to approach a variety of media and techniques fearlessly and I found new inspiration and a new love.

My last post depicted my new found fascination with shadows and light.  I have always regarded myself as a 'people person', never drawing inspiration from much outside of portraiture.  But now?  The way sunlight simply pours into a room through crevices such as a doorway or between curtains is my muse.  Perhaps it is because my mind is constantly thinking and constantly worrying that the simplicity of light on a wall is beautiful to me.  Maybe.

I have noticed that much of my work is twinged with blue.  I don't think that this necessarily connotes the obvious; sadness.  I don't feel sad, but perhaps contemplative?

Too much thinking.
So, I have set myself a target for this year.

To make art.
To submit said art to an exhibition.
To then see what happens.

For the first time in a very long time, I'm feeling like I could adopt the title of 'artist'.  
This is a good time.  I would love to hear your thoughts, either good or bad (but please be constructive, no one likes criticism for criticism's sake!)

Please note, these artworks are in progress and more preparatory studies than final pieces.


  1. Reading this gives me some encouragement to start painting again, something which I haven't done since A level days....such a long time ago! I've got a lovely set of watercolours that someone gave me when I retired. Maybe now is the time to be brave enough to have a try. Good luck with your painting, Katie:)x

  2. I was never much of a painter, I do love sketching though and thats what I plan on doing this year

    Please come and check out my latest post if you have a few minutes spare :)

    p.s. I’ve given the blog a bit of a face lift!



  3. i love your pieces, i'm an art student myself and we're handing in our portfolio's this week! looks great :)


  4. Definitely, dear. Only 2 realms after we croak... and 1 of em aint too cool: I've fallen for Seventh-Heaven. Lemme show you the Way Home, girl...

    Dunno if you RITE, yet, lemme add summore thots; lemme fill-you-up withe efficacious epiphany, the avant-gardeness and necessary wisdom to achieve Seventh-Heaven, dear, if ya desire Seventh-Heaven...

    If 'freedom lies in being bold' (Robert Frost), doesn't pushing-the-envelope also result in the Elysian Fields of Utopia? If I'm the sower, we plant the Seed; if I'm an artist, we RITE the symphonies heard Upstairs ☆IF☆ we accept His lead withe orchestra...

    Wanna find-out the fax, Jak, in a wurld fulla the 'power of cowards'? Wanna wiseabove to help a 'Plethora Of Wurdz' [POW!] which are look'n for a new home in thy novelty?? Yay!

    Q: But [gulp] can anyone tell me the difference between K2/IQ? A: Nthn. In Heaven, we gitt'm both for eternity HA! Need a few more thots, ideers, wild wurdz (whoa, Nelly! easy, girl!) or ironclad iconoclasms?

    VERBUM SAT SAPIENTI (Latin: words to [the] wise): As an ex-writer of the sassy, savvy, schizophenia we all go thro in this lifelong demise, I just wanna help U.S. git past the ping-pong-politixx, the whorizontal more!ass! we're in and wiseabove to 'in fin sine fin' (Latin: in [the] End without End -Saint Augustine).

    "This finite existence is only a test, son," God Almighty told me in my coma. "Far beyond thy earthly tempest is where you'll find tangible, corpulent eloquence". Lemme tella youse without d'New Joisey accent...

    I actually saw Seventh-Heaven when we died: you couldn't GET!! any moe curly, party-hardy-endorphins, low-hanging-fruit of the Celestial Paradise, extravagantly-surplus-lush Upstairs (awww! baby kitties, too!!) when my o-so-beautifull, brilliant, bombastic girly passed-away due to those wry, sardonic satires...

    "Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the Heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightousness as bright as stars for all eternity" -Daniel 12:3, NJB

    Here's also what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: 'the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you' -the Infant Jesus of Prague.

    Go gitt'm, girly. You're incredible. You're indelible. Cya Upstairs. I won't be joining'm in the nasty Abyss where Isis prowls
    PS Need summore unique, uncivilized, useless names?? Lemme gonna gitcha started, brudda:

    Oak Woods, Franky Sparks, Athena Noble, Autumn Rose, Faith Bishop, Dolly Martin, Willow Rhodes, Cocoa Major, Roman Stone, Bullwark Burnhart, Magnus Wilde, Kardiak Arrest, Will Wright, Goldy Silvers, Penelope Summers, Sophie Sharp, Violet Snow, Lizzy Roach, BoxxaRoxx, Aunty Dotey, Romero Stark, Zacharia Neptoon, Mercurio Morrissey, Fritz & Felix Franz, Victor Payne, Isabella Silverstein, Mercedes Kennedy, Redd Rust, Phoenix Martini, Ivy Squire, Sauer Wolfe, Yankee Cooky, blessed b9... (or mixNmatch)

    God blessa youse
    -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL



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