My easel has been so crowded lately because I have had so many unfinished pieces and some pieces drying etc etc. But I needed to tidy up and finish up before the new week started. I have some online courses to get back into and start... and I've been playing so nicely but I need to get back to structured learning.
I'm feeling excited!
I wanted to finish my Mandala Girl's wing and I wanted to change the color of her flowrs - I needed a break from the orange/copper. I'm so stoked with this piece - there is something about her that really speaks to me. I think it's her quiet strength, maybe because she's so protective... I've decided to call her The Guardian!
This piece has been worked on about 3 or 4 times. She was one of the first acrylics I ever did and I'm finally happy with her. With all the layers and with some scrapping back - I found beautiful colors and layers underneath - I'm loving playing like this - it's new for me. She's very emotive - I have called her Soul Sister.
I still can't believe this painting of mine sold - we journeyed together so much.
I remember trying to sell her in her early stages - I now understand she wasn't ready. In away, I feel kind of bitter sweet about saying goodbye to her - she kind of represents the start of my journey, in some ways. But I'm so thrilled about where she's going. I had her up in my hallway - and sometimes felt her eyes followed me around. Sending her with much love!
Having a clear studio and easel has been such a relief and given me much excitement for new lessons, new projects and blank canvas'.... eeeck.
We had such a beautiful close family weekend and after all the exams, assignments, projects and events going on - it was good to regroup. Long slow mornings, cuddling in bed together, long chats. Went to see a movie together and sitting by the fire. I love these kind of weekends. The girls are almost on holidays! And I absolutely love winter holidays because when it's so dark and cold - nothing better than snuggling down instead of rushing to school.