Monday, August 12, 2013

joni mitchell and balloons make me smile

hi everyone!
Is this not a cool cloud?!

It almost looks like smoke... but it's a cloud,
and no fancy photoshopping here - just me & my cheapo camera.

i've made such little art lately,
but i'll share the little bit that i do have.
i did this a few weeks ago. 
Or maybe months ago.
i may have already shared.
This is what working in a cubicle does to an artist.
Burns out brain cells. ;-)
i sometimes sketch while watching tv...

This quick sketch was done while i watched a documentary
about the disappearing forest in BC (Canada)...
So sad to watch all those beautiful, majestic, fir trees being cut down,
all in the name of progress.

And as usual,
the governments turning a blind eye.

"A fool sees not the same tree
that a wise man sees".
- William Blake

more scribblings... and quotes.

this is what i feel like sometimes
after weeks in the confines of gray walls.

Holy hell, imagine what i'd look like
if i had chosen the gray cubicle my whole LIFE...!?!
and a hopeful little guy with a balloon.

Balloons are always fun and lighthearted,
two things i am obviously lacking in my life at this time. 

...and little miss ballerina in her pink tutu.

i made the choice to find myself a job outside the home for a while,
and as grateful as i am that i got exactly what i wanted -
I am also so relieved that it is coming to an end soon...

Everyone there is kind
....well, mostly everyone (wink wink)
but I feel like i'm holding my breath under water
without art & writing as part of my daily routine.

I miss art.

I miss making things.
I miss experimenting
and sharing
and inspiring
and learning
and discovering
and painting
and daring
and noticing

That's it.
It's the feeling part.

So my dear friends...
soon, i'll be back to
making art full time again
and writing again
and sharing with all of you
lovely souls.

I may be eating kraft dinner,
but i'm totally ok with that.
As long as i can eat it
between paintings. :-)

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead...


  1. It's better to lack the stuff and have a life than have a life spent supporting the stuff.

  2. Oh Pauline, I can so understand your feelings in this. Good for you that you can go back to your art, it's very important to be able to do what you love ....

  3. I am so glad that you can go back to your art soon. It is obvious how much you missed it and how passionate you are about painting. Sometimes those side journeys teach us alot!

    The first picture looks like a painting. It's beautiful. I love the little girl!!

  4. ooh you seriously need to get rid of those bags under your eyes!! Out of that cubicle asap! What I like about the order in which you shared these is the little guy with the big balloon, after the baggy, saggy eyes..that's hope and lightness and being "taken away" from the drudgery. xo

  5. I have an idea how you feel too. I'm starting back at work, just slowly, a couple of hours at a time, and after a couple of hours I really need to get the hell out of there!
    Good to see you back, and looking forward to seeing more of you on here (you have been missed). x

  6. It may be, perhaps, that one wants to be every minute of our life close, together, glued, to what we love,
    in your case (at this moment): Art.
    and, at this time you can not devote time to it, I think you should not regret it, (I think I told you the other day) your head is making art. Now!. it will come the time to put it on the cardboard, paper, or fabric.
    at this time, your head is loading data (like a computer).
    then, you will show us what your mind processes.
    I send my hug! :)))

  7. Oh, I'm so glad you're coming back to us soon Pauline! Yep, those cubicles are can see why so many of us struggle to escape. One by one we get there! xx

  8. Oh dear, kind of glad I missed that sad face of yours, however I'd have hated to miss the ballerina!! I found two posts in one day....happy dance for me!! Hope that frown turns upside down when that creative side returns!! Look forward to the weekly Pauline!! Hope you feel better too...and make thick soups they'll last longer... it's amazing what we can live on when we have to!

    So good to see these... thanks for posting here and there!

    Hugs Giggles