My Blog post "REMEDY FOR THE COLD" actually belongs here, but it ended up underneath this post - sorry, don't know how to change this!
As a side note, I am referring to the magazine where I got the instructions from to knit the FINGERLESS MITTS, but you may find them in any knitting, or even crocheting magazine right now.
My CELEBRITY COLLECTION of Paintings
WHICH FLOWER IS YOUR FAVORITE? You would be amazed which flower men choose as their favorite!
Flowers have personality! I didn't know this till I began painting this collection, just because I had one odd size of canvas for a year in my storage. 24 x 24 inch- what do I do with it? I looked at my coffee table and a rose was just at the point of wilting. Hmmm, never painted a flower in oil. If it doesn't turn out, I can always paint over it, I thought.
But all the while through the process of "Latebloomer" (the pale pink rose), I was arguing with myself that I was not a flower painter, and that I didn't want to go in history as copying Georgia O'Keefe, whom I greatly admire.
My arguments didn't seem to help, because when I looked at the painting, I thought, I have never seen an artist who paints flowers in an unusual form, in this style. One of the petals that had curled under, almost looked like an ear. To my amazement, this painting was done in 2 days.
I had no awareness that from my neighbors, strangers, even on the job site of my hubby, and a lunch store flowers would come(all during that time, without any prompting from me), and that I would feel compelled to paint the flower. This stint would last till I had painted about 15 flowers.
The last one of this period (the branch with orchids, given to me by the lunch store on Mothers Day) I called Daybreak, for I felt painting them had launched me into a New Day.
The branch with fuchsia colored orchids(Daybreak) and the 3 Calle lillies are 24x36 inch;
By the way, by the third flower I threw my questions and arguments away and started enjoying painting these flowers immensely!