almost time to get back to creating these precious beauties (copyright Kellie Jagoe 2009)
I love how even though I can’t see around the proverbial corner of life I have been pleasantly surprised by the steady flow of creative work. Today I received a communicae requesting new little birds and possibly a painting on an inside wall. Happy HAPPY Joy JOY!!!
My menial work seems far less menial when I have fun and creative jobs to counter balance that feeling I get sometimes with work schmerk…
I’m also trying to organise a painting session with a friend of mine on the Gold Coast. I’m really looking forward to learning some new skills from her. She is well wicked
Flexing fingers for there is fun to be had and things to make and do.
I am happy to share that I finally have uploaded new progress images of my current commission painting. <(click here) Working away each day is bringing results. Layers are deepening and the project is drawing to a close. Loose ends tying together. I can see the shore! Enjoy.
This is a painting I gave as a gift to the woman who gifted me the beautiful bowl in the previous post. I want to share this little part of a story for sometimes it is the most minute and fragile parts of us that tingle with a connection of truth.
I used to paint a lot in this style, for years in fact. But not now. It has exhausted itself. All in the time it took for another story to break through and pierce not just friendships….
I didn’t get around to submitting a piece for this year’s Viva La Femme Exhibition at Brisbane’s Lust For Life Gallery. I attempted a few times to choose from my recent collection but I could not decide and have been too busy and distracted with everyday life to even think about creating something specific for the event, which by the way had a grand opening night and from all accounts was a huge success.
The most important gift I have given myself of late is reducing the pressure. Well limiting the avenues of pressure. There is always pressure and a certain amount is essential for getting anything done. Pursuing job opportunities and succeeding TICK!, mothering daily life (which I love and give most of my energy too) TICK! and focusing my attention on finishing my commission painting… nearly ready to TICK! and working on side projects which I am hoping to unveil in the next month…..
I’m a perfectionist when it comes to putting my art out there. When in doubt I just try to relax and listen carefully to what I need to hear. Lately I have made a priority of just chilling at home. I live in a beautiful part of the world and the natural beauty is a daily inspiration. I feel very blessed. I’ve been taking time to practice meditation and learning to open my chakras. You know what? I feel soooooo good as a result! I’m excited about the future and most importantly I’m excited about the now.
There have been several close family members suffering from chronic illnesses and as I mentioned in a recent post my Aunty passed away. These have all been on my mind. Sending prayers out and paying attention to what my body, mind and spirit needs.
Many things in life bring happiness. Treating myself kindly is the starting point then flowing through to all other areas of life. I’m pushing myself daily to change habits but only taking on as much as I can handle and giving myself the odd pat on the back for getting on with it!
Do what you have to do to get by and then push that bit more to set yourself free.
(I’ll take this moment to publicly announce how very super proud I am of my big sister. She finally got her PhD!!!!! I love you and you are amazing… Dr. M!!! )
Mixing just raw sienna and white to blend and define facial skin tone and still after several attempts the eyes continue to elude me so I’ll keep working through… she looks a bit ghostly with blank eyes…. but I’ll get there.