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(edith wharton)


Friday, 4 June 2010

I'm gonna share some art..

a few days ago, I had an urge to paint [and let me say here; I don't paint.. I have dabbled a little but faces or people are not something that i have been taught].. I wanted to do a child-like painting that I had done many years ago while at school.. you know, one of those people with big heads, little legs and colourful clothes.. so I started to paint.. starting with a background of gesso and stenciling etc, etc.. then I used a page from an old encyclopedia to make the face and painted over that with a kind of opal pearl paint. and a funny thing happened as I looked at it.. a face appeared.. the eyes and mouth were there but no nose.. so I played with some brown paint and filled in facial features.. then got going with the hair, dress etc...left it for the night & came back to it after dreaming that I had to collage 'something' to the piece of art work.. so I went through my gatherings of magazine cuttings that I have collected over the years and found a stone rose and a little bird [is it a robin?]... and this is what eventuated from my creative streak:

[it isn't 'perfect' [the crown is crooked among other things] I am my own worst critic.. but I like this piece of art that I created.. the eyes follow me around the room.. very odd]

had an interesting comment on my previous post about selling Inglewood
in part:
'Try to remember, you are selling a roof and walls - not a lifestyle.
Don't take it personally if your taste and ways are not to others liking. This is a business transaction and whoever buys it (even if they are your type of people) will still change things you would never think of. Inglewood will sell when you detach your lifestyle from the house and attach it to Villa Maria. De-clutter and give some one else a blank canvas.'

thankyou Carol C.. [and maybe I am on the defensive here] but unless you have either been here to my home or been following my blog for sometime.. you can't really know that Inglewood IS a lifestyle, not just a house & I cannot detach myself from it until I move - the garden cannot be detached from, it needs to be tended & nurtured & loved, until i leave it ~ our home here is being sold as a mountains cottage which lends itself to the clutter and decorating style & we have been instructed to leave it as is. I totally understand that people will change it when they move in - we always do. we put our stamp on our homes as most people do. Inglewood will sell when it is divine right planning.. not when I detach myself.

[new post at Villa Maria]

15 comments:

laoi gaul~williams said...

lovely painting robyn :) thank you for sharing :)
the little bird looks to me like a robin x bullfinch!

i know what you mean about Inglewood~it screams lifestyle even across the web and it will sell when it sells~someone out there like you will fall in love...and maybe not even change things!

Tracy said...

A lovely painting, Robyn! Such soulful eyes... :)

mxtodis123 said...

Love that painting. It is such a great way to express your feelings and emotions. I've always wised I could paint, but, alas, I can't even draw a good stick figure.
Mary

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love the rakish angle of that crown!

Annie said...

Hi Robyn. How nice to see some of your artwork here. I love the little "imperfections" of this piece. They are what make it so successful.

Diva Kreszl said...

love the painting!!! keep going your creative muse is calling you :)

Crystalrainbow said...

I love it :) thanks for sharing hun what a great idea with the book pages too amazing how these things evolve ie the face :) i always find sleeping on art work helps too :) have agreat weekend x x x

amelia said...

Love the painting!! I'm not artistic at all and anyone who can do what you did is very talented in my book!!

I would love your home just the way it is but I could never create such a home. I just don't have the inspiration that you do...

Beatnheart said...

First off...so happy to see your comment on my blog...I have missed you...Secondly, YES! follow your own feelings on selling Inglewood...People will have well meaning opinions and perhaps when you do let go emotionally from Inglewood it will sell. who knows? I’m sure it is beautiful and the right people will come along..it is early days so be patient right now. How is your husband felling?? the same as you or is he chill.? As usual enjoy the present moment, the joy of your last days there...and then send it off in due time....all is well...

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

What a beautiful piece of artwork Robyn, you are very talented indeed. The new owners are out there, they just haven't found Inglewood yet, once they do it will be a done deal xx

gemma said...

The fact that this art comes from your heart makes it so meaningful.
Not to mention the fact that it is lovely as well.

Pam said...

Love your artwork! Wishing you a creative week of enjoyment. You are certainly choofing along on a creative path of self-expression with your journalling, collages, gardening and rennovatons. Full steam ahead!xx

Winterwood said...

I too love the way that crown is 'slipping' to the side... that is a fantastic way to create and espress your emotions!

don't worry, Inglewood will sell when the universe sends the right buyer along!

Lisa said...

She's great!

Janet said...

Isn't it fun to paint when something just "appears"....I love when that happens. As for her crown being crooked, I think it looks great that way. I like this painting very much. I hope you do more in the future.