It can be so easy to get stuck in expectations. See nothing but result. See things only within their economic or productive value.
I often fall into this trap.
Yet, what is art without the process, the playfulness, the creativity and journey?
It’s good to remind myself of this from time to time. It’s not worth losing what you love to result or expectation. And with only result, there is no possibility for happy accidents.
Keep creating. ♥️
Sometimes you can feel vulnerable and small.
Perhaps, even like nothing at all…
Yet, time will change, and time will heal,
Creating that context for all you feel.
Growing in strength, releasing from mind.
There is always peace and happiness to find.
Remember that toadstool that Gyp and I found… Well I think I finally figured out who lives there! ?
But you have to look really closely, he is only just peeking out… I had to be super quick to sketch down what he looked like! ?
Neither farmer nor gardener would be a fan, but this creeping butter cup had another plan.
The frost sparkling in the sun, her journey into the spotlight had begun.
It stood out to me on my walk one frosty morning. So this was just a little experiment painting a frosted weed. Sometimes beauty lies in hidden corners.
Do you ever notice something ordinary become extraordinary just because of the light or situation, and you cannot help but stop to take another look?
Anyone else feel like dancing the night away? ??
Despite the current Covid situation we can still have fun at home, don’t let anyone stop you, turn up the music and show off your best moves!
This is just a little excerpt from my children’s book ‘Where are the Trees?’
Aaaaaaaah… Oooops… These branches are maybe a bit too high for our turkey friends who cannot fly!
Just a little sample from my children’s book ‘Where are the Trees?’. ???
Hope you all have a fantastic Halloween. Enjoy it!
Also I would love to hear all the creative ways you plan to spend it this year! Please let me know in the comments. ?
I’ll look at a bit of reverse trick or treating. Who said witches can’t be good ????
“Welcome, Welcome”, Simon said.
Pip and Peter are welcomed into the garden… But what will happen next?
This is a little sample from my children’s picturebook, ‘Where are the Trees?’. ??
If only we had pumpkins this big to carve… ?
The possibilities are endless… A little house ? ? or maybe a pumpkin carriage! ?
What would you make out of it? I’d love to hear ?
Just to get in the mood for Halloween. ???
Just a little Halloween illustration in progress… ??
It’s nice to show a little of the process but please watch this space for the finished piece! ??
Really getting the autumn vibes now, time to light a fire and get cosy! ??☕