Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dolls, Clocks and Painty Mess

Two blogs have recently prompted me to get in touch with my creative and artisitic side. Lorell makes the most gorgeous dolls straight from the pages of fairy stories. Rima is a nomad travelling around UK in a converted horse box and paints the most exquisite images.

Autumn always turns my focus inward. Instead of wanting to be outside adventuring and socialising I feel more like staying at home and being creative whether that's cooking, spinning, knitting, felting, painting or gardening.

So the other day, during a brief respite from the rain, Little Tree and I went into town to visit one of our favourite shops, Soul Weaving. It has everything a Steiner child could want including watercolour paints and quality paper and brushes. I haven't painted with watercolours since I was a child so it's going to be interesting to see what happens. I don't suppose I'll be happy enough with the results to post them here, then again I might just surprise myself. So far all I've done is started to sketch the picture I want and to experiment with washes and effects - but already I can see that this is going to be a lot of fun.
Gosh, as I write this, the sun is trying to peek out from behind the clouds for the first time in days - woooohooo!

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