"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Friday, 23 January 2009

a little bit of art - getting away from my travels for a moment

taking a break from my travel tales until Monday... or maybe Tuesday..

as I mentioned before i have been taking part in an art challenge ... so I though I would share some of my creations from this week just gone...first of all I have my altered photo. It took me ages to do the stamping.

the next day we had to create something using only crayons. I was hesitant at first but when the internet was down and I had nothing to do except housework, I thought what the heck..I will just draw a body like I did when I was in primary school, using the sausage method.. where you draw the limbs like sausages... I am not that happy with the face.. not at all... but it's there in my journal now so no changing it. I could pick it to bits but I will try not to...I think it is me with a basket of vegies and a wand..

it's not perfect but it was fun doing it once i got started.....

then we had to create something from a favourite artist who inspired us. I chose Colette, a bird in the hand. Her art work really touches something in my soul. I am never disappointed when I visit her blog to see what she has created that day. She is the sweetest soul. Her artwork inspires me so much. But it is really difficult to create something similar... it is her work, not mine. her style... I love it but simply cannot capture the essence that she does. Colette created a house a few days ago, so I took this inspiration and created a church...

oh and tomorrow? we have to share out art work.. and have to create something to give away.. so make sure you come by on Sunday to see what I create to give away!!


Fire Byrd said...

It's lovely to see that you are finding things that are helping give you a sense of peace.
BTW keep meaning to say lovely pic of you on your header.

amelia said...

I love the picture of you and I'm positive you are carrying veggies!!

Kavindra said...

Congratulations! Just a week ago you were worried you couldn't get started and now you are making art like the house is on fire!
My favorite is the piece inspired by Collette. Beautiful!

Tori said...

Your art is beautiful! I love crayons... coloring is fun. xD

Winterwood said...

Love love love them! thanks for sharing! I like them all but especially the colette inspired one! wow - great stuff!!

I gaave up with the crayons challenge onwards... life here seems to be busy!

Sacred Suzie said...

I love seeing your art Robyn! Looks at your creative spirit shining and making such beautiful creations. Wonderful! Let that inner artist run wild and free.

Oh Robyn, I wish I felt a connection to nature here but I don't. For the first time in life, I don't. I just don't think I'm meant to bond with a place that physically tortures me. This year's winter weather is worse than last year, I didn't think that could be possible. I'm sure there is a purpose to being here but hopefully there isn't one in staying here for more than a couple of years.

That said, I am glad you are finally connecting with where you are.

A bird in the hand said...

Ohhhh, that is the sweetest collage. I love it! It is you, and it is very good! xoxoxo