Week 39: September 2014
Ok. I admit it....
I am slightly obsessed with dream catchers.
It may be more than slightly.
This week I was blessed with a day on my own. A day where I had nothing planned, not social events, no should do's, could do's, have to's.
Although I had prep to do for the markets I am at tomorrow. (I am at the Sakura Matsuri festival at the Japanese Gardens in town.) I knew I didn't have to start it then.
And I have been thinking about another dream catcher painting. The last one I did earlier this month was such fun to paint, that I began thinking about a huge painting for above my bed.
A big painting that has a rainbow of colours, that would be bright + soft + have meaning.
I am not a huge fan of traditional canvases, and I love the way the water colour smooshes around the page. The way you can layer colours so beautifully. The way you can never really plan what's going to happen with the painting.
So I know this painting has to be on water colour paper.
But I also want this painting big. HUGE. And I don't have paper that size here. And I couldn't duck out to the art shop (it's two hours away), so I thought I would start smallish (it's 29 x 42 cms) + see where playing would take me.
And I spent the next 8 hours painting.
It was BLISS
Pure and utter bliss.
|"Dreaming in Colour"|
29 x 42 cm Water colour on paper.
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It's days like these, days where I can be totally connected to my painting + wild with my time + paints that balance me.
Days like these are rare + valuable and I treasure them.
If they were a weekly event they wouldn't be so special, but they shouldn't be so rare.
So what would you do on a day with no should do's, could do's, have to's - I would love to hear how you would spend your day.
By the way you can see this painting framed at the markets tomorrow - have a great weekend.
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