when i have a terrible need of - shall i say the word - religion, then i go out and paint the stars.
- Vincent Van Gogh
i love the Van Gogh quote...
Christmas has come and gone for another year.
It was certainly different without mom,
but we made the best of it.
We had our traditional feast of Acadian poutines
and meat pies and seafood casserole and of course,
family and friends.
Oh, and there was wine... ;-)
i'm finally slowly making my way
back to the paints and crayons and colours.
I've missed it.
(coloured crayons on paper)
just wanting to get back to doing at least something.
They're hanging on for dear life till the holidays are over. ;-)
i love the quote...
how many of us really dare to be ourselves, i wonder?
how many of us go through life wearing a mask,
pretending to be one thing or another?
how many of us are afraid to show our true colours,
for fear of not being accepted, or loved?
Children are usually wonderful at showing their true colours,
until the adults get in the way
and teach them what to think
rather than how to think.
I hope i am teaching my son how to think for himself...
how to decide whether or not he likes something,
based on how it makes him feel.
A paper clip painting... acrylic on paper.
Proof that you don't need an amazing subject
to paint something. :-)
And a few days ago,
I saw this movie with a friend.
Loved it. Would see it again.
I hope you all had the kind of holiday you love -
whether that means non stop partying for you,
or a peaceful time at home with a good book or a few friends.
There's something about getting back into an artful routine
that feels wonderfully comforting to me...
Thanks for sharing this space with me.
I'll be back soon. Hope you join me again.