Tuesday, April 6, 2010


We bought two paintings over the long weekend.
I just fell in love with them.
Fortunately DH liked them as much as I did, so he was gracious about coughing up.
They do look amazing in my lounge.
Here's the thing -
When I see paintings that speak to me, I get inspired to start painting again.
I haven't touched a brush for months and I've really missed it
Creative work takes me into a zone that I need -
Where I am so focussed that I can't think about anything else.
I'm learning not to get all graunched up about the end result: to allow the creative journey be "the thing"
And not to throw in the towel if it doesn't come out the way I want it to right away: to keep on working on it, to allow it to form slowly - even to take on a different shape to the one I originally planned -
A kind of blend between what I want to portray, and being open to it becoming something completely different.
Its a bit like art imitating life, isn't it?
You plan things, days, events - and then they usually turn out differently; sometimes better, sometimes not.
All this makes life the knee-trembling, exciting, scary, wonderful adventure it is.
And you just never know - maybe a masterpiece is just around the corner . . .


Shayne said...

They are both gorgeous Allie. I particularly like the second one!

What a fulfilling weekend you must have had!

I would love your voice over on my latest post.

allie said...

I also like the 2nd one best, Shayne - and I have just left a comment on your latest post.
Very challenging situation, my friend.
But could lead you to great growth if you let it.

Lynette said...

Also love the second one. Wonderful how you talk about your paintings morphing into something that you hadn't planned...like life. That must be such a wonderful and fulfilling hobby to have.

Shayne said...

Thanks Allie for your comment. Every comment has touched my heart. Please go back and read the latest comment - from our Pastor - never ever thought that he would find his way to my blog and comment!

Kevin Davis said...

Love getting new paintings...

Kirsty said...

I would like you to photograoh and blog about some of your masterpieces, that you have created x

Kate said...

Ooh - I love them! I am sure they go very well in your beautiful home. Excellent purchase! x