I love to travel and for the past 5 years, with Jack, I have covered many thousands of miles/kilometres around Australia.
I have now been back home 4 months, stationary, in one place, sedentary, settled almost. The longest time sleeping in my bed since 2010. It has been long enough to start joining groups and creating routines. In the past I have dabbled with art, painting and drawing, but now, for 4 months, I have enjoyed being part of an art group and taking “time out for art”
Denise Kirk, our talented tutor, has rekindled my interest in art and sketching. This is a pencil and pen sketch of part of our garden.
Denise encourages us to try other media and this is my first attempt at using pastels. It is not fully finished yet as I have more detail to put in her hair.
Finally I would like to show you this acrylic painting of our colourful native lorikeets. This is a painting I did over 12 years ago. Put your sun glasses on as it is loud and bright, just like the character of these birds. This painting is now sold. In a way I will be sad to see it leave home. It will leave a large empty space where it hung for all those years.
But as Denise says, “do not become too attached to your paintings, if you did it once, you can do it again. Look on the first one as a practice”.
The gypsy in me is getting restless, this is a huge country and still plenty to explore, so in 3 weeks we will be on the move again.
Have you seen Lisa of “Zeebra Designs and Destinations” she is a very talented artist who shares her works of art with us every Thursday and encourages us to join her. So Lisa this post is for you.