Saturday, January 07, 2012

A sunny Saturday, perfect for walking the dog, except that the dog is long gone.... I'll just have to walk myself.

Some morning stitching. I tend to stitch during the day and paint at night. An artist I used to know was always shocked (and not in a good way) that I painted at night.

You need daylight, he would say, for the colours to be true. I never paint after the light has gone. 

My answer was, I know my colours, I have a feel for them, they look true the next morning.

He was a gifted watercolourist, but he disapproved of me. Did it affect me? No. Everyone has an opinion according to their beliefs and perceptions. You must be true to yourself.

Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown


  1. True that! .... the part about being true to yourself. And as for painting at night? Heck, to be able to paint when the urge hits is probably the best time to paint! xo

  2. love your quote here! And happy new year :)


  3. So glad to be adding this lovely creation to my Colette Collection.

  4. Carolyn Dietrich7:07 p.m.

    I love what you create and reading your blog. Being true to oneself is so important.

  5. OOOh Yay!!! I love the bow of course! what a pretty piece!


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