-The dragon fruit- (español debajo)
In the tropics there are no dragons but here is where they keep their fruit
The dragon fruit, pitahaya to its friends, is very pink and very green. It has spikes and tastes like kiwimelon. Cactus only make a few at a time
I travel long distances to get a pitahaya and when I finally have it I paint it with its own fucsia blood: because the dragon fruit can be eaten, can be kissed, can become your new favorite creature in the world and can paint itself. I am so in love with the dragon fruit .
La fruta del dragón
En los trópicos no hay dragones pero aquí es donde les guardan la fruta. .
La fruta del dragón, pitahaya para los amigos, es muy rosa y muy verde. Tiene pinchos y sabe a kiwimelón. Los cactus solo fabrican un puñado de cada vez. .
Yo recorro largas distancias para hacerme con una pitahaya y, cuando al fin la tengo, la pinto con su propia sangre fucsia: porque la fruta del dragón puede comerse, puede besarse, puede convertirse en tu nueva criatura favorita del mundo y puede pintarse a sí misma. Estoy muy enamorada de la fruta del dragón .
Work in progress. My favorite time of day is when the sun shines through the lacey moss. .
7 years ago I made a decision. I wanted to work hard to become a professional artist. I had gone to school and taken a few courses and always drew but once my son Liam was born that was it ...I wanted turn my passion into a career and not just a part time thing that may or may not work out. My plan was to be a stay at home mom while I explored different mediums and subjects. I wanted to get to a point were I felt professional and had a clear direction once I hit 31 and had both my boys in school.
Now that I am here I finally have a clearer direction. I've desided to slow down in my work and really take my time on each peice. I am narrowing down my subjects to landscapes/waterscapes. And my oils will eventually be the only media I will use for my work.
Thank you all for following my journey and I can't wait to see what the next year brings.
I hope you enjoyed your weekend, guys! 😃
Been quite busy slash lazy these days and I could not find the motivation to start a new painting. I think I suffered from artist’s block and I just couldn’t get my creative juices flowing again.
But thanks to these little sunflowers for saving my brain cells and pushes my fingers to work. 😉
I have a feeling that it is going to be a wonderful week for me.🤞🏼👩🏻 How about you? 😊✨
I've been feeling frantic lately. The pace of school life. The things to remember. The rides here and there. The shifting between my jobs and my painting focus. I described myself last week as someone with their hair always blowing in the wind, on the go.
Then I heard someone speak about Thich Nhat Hanh's walking meditation. Let each step be a gentle offering, let each step be like a kiss to the ground.
Woah. This is so far from how I've been moving in the world. Painting today I got to return to that gentleness.Painting this woodland scene in Nova Scotia, remembering the path I walked with my family, that sense of aliveness in nature and movement. To remember that presence. Taking a break from painting, I looked up the walking meditation, and was moved. I share a portion here as a gentle reminder to slow down and be aware of the way we move in the world. "Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Bring the Earth your love and happiness.
The Earth will be safe
when we feel safe in ourselves." Thich Nhat Hanh