Monday, 20 April 2009

proteas, painting & picasso

proteas left over from my mother's funeral arrangement.

I deliberately put aside all things creative these past few weeks in an attempt to focus on household things, my mother's funeral and family business. Although I have been really busy, thoughts of paintings kept creeping in. My fingers have been itching to pick up a paintbrush again and my soul needs to get smoochy with colour again!

Yesterday I topped up my art supplies and bought an A3 watercolour block of paper and two tubes of purple paint in a particular shade I have been trying to mix, yet could only manage to create a muddy aubergine - I gave in, took the shortcut and bought it! Since one of my sisters has put in a request for a fish painting I have some inspiration to work from.

Today has been cool, grey & rainy and I am looking forward to curling up on my lounge tonight to read 'Picasso & His Collection' a book my sister brought back from a visit to this exclusive exhibition held in Brisbane at the Gallery of Modern Art.

I must try doing some sketching in ink, like this...


  1. Patti it is good to hear from you. I have been thinking of you in this time after your mom's death. good that you have been tending to lower chakra tasks. they can be soothing to do sometimes i think. but now you are looking fWD to more painting and maybe sketching. Wonderful. Blessings, Suki

  2. ps i have never seen this flower. nor even heard of it. thank you. very lovely.

  3. I'm glad you'll be returning to your painting shortly. Family business, especially when a death is involved, is so draining. I know you will need to recharge with your art. Peace, Patti!

  4. So many delicious things. What a nice sister, too.

  5. Patti,,,the floral arrangement is lovely...I hope you are doing okay in your period of grief. Nice that the paints are calling to you.

    I have an award for you on my blog when you feel like coming to get it.
    (sunday, 4/26) Lynn

  6. Hi, I really like your work and hope that this interests you.

    I am attempting to amass a large collection of portraits of Frankenstein's Monster in as many different styles and in as many different media as possible as an ongoing art project. The only stipulation is that the size is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches (standard artist trading card size) and that each card has name, date, title and anything else you care to add on the back.

    I welcome cards from both amateur and professional artists.

    I will be leaving blank cards with instructions and mailing address in galleries, colleges, art shops, on buses, handing them out in the street and wherever else I can think of.

    If you think you can spare the time to produce a little something, please send a portrait to:

    A Patchwork Of Flesh
    45 Silversea Drive
    Westcliff on Sea
    SS0 9XD
    United Kingdom

    Each card I receive will be uploaded at to produce an on-line gallery, I then hope to put on an exhibition of these cards in a gallery.


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