She believed she could so she did…

It’s that time of year that we reflect on the past 365days…

Well, 2018 has been a whirlwind for me – a year of feeling the fear and doing it anyway! And d’ya know what? It’s been GREAT!

Not everything has gone to plan, I’ve stumbled and fallen (literally sometimes!) and I’ve had the odd let down too – but I’ve got up, dusted myself off, learnt from the experience and moved on…

At the same time I’ve achieved many goals, surpassed my wildest expectations in some cases! I’ve met amazing people and visited some beautiful new places – all in all 2018 you’ve been fantastic – so thank you xx

What about 2019? Do I have resolutions? Not as such, I kinda think of resolutions as meaning wanting to change things and I really don’t…what I want is more of being afraid and doing it anyway! The only way to really understand ourselves, who we are and what we can achieve is to step out of our comfort zone and give it a go, however scary it may be…

So here’s to feeling nervous, to biting off more than we think we can chew, to taking a first step into the unknown and to keeping going even when the sea gets a bit choppy and adjusting our sails when the storm is whipping up around us…

Here’s to 2019

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Art is not what you see but what you make others see…Edgar Degas

I rather like this quote by Degas. As someone who’s always loved the works of Kandinsky, Dali, Picasso, Magritte (to name just a few) I’ve always found it fascinating what I see in their art – sometimes what I see isn’t what the ‘experts’ say is what I should and other times I totally ‘get’ it…the wonder of art is indeed that it means something different to every person.

This week I finished a trio of paintings I’ve made for my niece as a little Christmas surprise pressie. I wanted to create something a bit different and have tried to produce pieces to suit every mood that a young lady heading into her teens may have…

  1. The gilt antique with golden heart…for that glamorous ‘I feel the need to be surrounded by luxury and pampered’ mood.
  2. The 60/70s psychedelic flower power style for when she’s feeling on top of the world and full of smiles.
  3. The simple silver flutterbye in the summer sky…for those moments when she needs calmness and serenity to see her through.
  • It’s hard to know if your art is going to connect with anyone else and will she see in these pieces of art the same moods and feels that I’ve tried to convey? Only time will tell…I just hope that, whatever she does see, she likes them.