Sunday, June 28, 2009

calla lilies and amelia bedelia


I am officially sick. I thought I had strep throat for sure, but it turns out I have an upper respiratory infection that has settled mostly in my tonsils. Yuck. I have to take antibiotics every 6 hours. I guess sometimes our bodies tell us when we need to slow down and thats exactly what I intend to do. The only thing I have the energy to do is paint small watercolors. I am going back to the basics, just focusing on one small object at a time and appreciating it's simple complexities. I love the fluidity of watercolors and how flexible and fast they are to work with. Here is a study of some pink calla lilies. They make me feel better just looking at them. Since I am no longer going to be going into the flower shop, drawing and painting flowers has become the next best thing. Amelia Bedelia seems to enjoy them too :)

Maybe later today or tomorrow I will tell you about an e-course I am taking by Creative Thursday's Marisa Haedike . I cannot tell you how wonderful I think e-courses are. They give you the opportunity to meet so many other artists and it has been a way for me to learn so many things about myself and to discover why I love to make things. My friend Ashley over at 31 experiment had some great thoughts on why she loves to create and I recommend that you check out her super cool blog.


Have a lovely Sunday folks.

7 comments:

  1. Wow, you may feel like crud but it sure doesn't show in your painting! It's beautiful Kelly. Hope you feel better soon. :-)

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  2. I hope you feel better soon!

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  3. Oh gosh...sorry to hear about you are sick...take good care of yourself...your Calla Lillies make us all feel better to look at them...they are beautiful!

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  4. Thanks everyone! I will be happy when the sore throat goes away.

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  5. i am sending healing energy your way right.....now! Hope you feel better soon, friend.

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  6. I hope you feel better soon! I love that you are slowing down and taking care of yourself. :)

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  7. i am finding so many fun blogs today while i am out tryig to network! yours is fantastic! i would love to add one another as followers and link exchange! let me know if you are interested! have a great day~rach

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