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Last week we had a night of extremely heavy winds and one of the smaller trees in our garden cane down. It actually fell over our neighbour’s shed though fortunately did not damage it, I now have a small tree to dispose of.

After a day or two wrestling with my constantly fluctuating mental health and the accompanying feelings of ‘what the hell am I going to do with this tree’, and ‘I am not equipped to deal with this’ I found myself thinking a little more creatively. Granted it is hard for me right now, I think anyone who has had experience with recurring anxiety and depression can understand that but I really wanted to make the best out of a bad situation.

I don’t want to waste the tree. I feel it deserves better than that and ironically not too long ago I had been wondering if I could get any wood slices either free or very cheap for making art. I’m ashamed to say it took me longer than it should have to put two and two together, such is the current brain fog I have been dealing with, but I got there eventually. Thus begins what I am affectionately coining operation tree… ok, I admit, the name needs some work.

My dad is kindly loaning me a couple of saws for stage one. I know, I know, you’re all super excited to see what happens (/sarcasm), but who knows, maybe with a little hard work and creativity I’ll be able to create something (or several somethings) beautiful out of it all. Stay tuned to see how stage one goes once the saws arrive mid week… and keep your fingers crossed for me that the rain lays off for a few days so it all doesn’t get soaked through!

New Listings

Newly listed this week in the Nemorosa Studio Etsy Store store:

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Fusion –  original abstract acrylic on canvas painting – 30 x 40 x 1.5 cm

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Wolf In The Garden –  original abstract acrylic on canvas painting – 40 x 30 x 1.5 cm

Broken Glass Full

Broken Glass – original abstract watercolour on watercolour paper – 29.5 x 21 cm – available with or without frame

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Sunburst, Original Contemporary Acrylic On Canvas Painting – 51 x 41 x 1.5 cm

Wordless Wednesday

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Thinking Out Loud

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I have a love for incorporating ink with watercolour lately, particularly playing with white pen as well as my beloved black ink. The more I play around with the contrast, particularly on smaller works and in my sketchbook the more I like it, particularly in combination with my current favourite colour of Payne’s Grey. Adding white picks the colour up and adds a brightness that brings out the blue within the colour all the more.

For Christmas my son gifted me a gold pen, along with another white one (as my current one has almost run out) and an A4 pad of white, black and brown cardstock papers for drawing, sketching and various artworks. I think it is about time that I really started playing around with those and bringing them into play for some new exploration.

As an aside, it’s my birthday today. It’s not a particularly big one, I’m still a few years off of 40 but ‘midlife’ is creeping up and I can’t help but come back to the question of whether or not I feel successful at this point in my life and whether or not I ever will. I am coming to realise that it is easier to tell yourself that there is always something else you need to strive for and push for. In some ways that’s great, goals can really hep to keep us moving forward but if they stop us enjoying what we already have in our lives it can be a problem. Today I will make a conscious decision to really enjoy what I have, what I am doing and the time I am spending with those I love; that is what is really important after all.

Rainbow River

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Rainbow River – watercolour and ink

‘Rainbow River’ is available on my Redbubble Store for a large range of products, both decorative and practical! This original of this piece is not available, it is only available in this format as wall prints and other products, a few examples of which are below:

Back On Etsy

I’m happy to announce that I have begun the re-opening of my Etsy store for both physical and digital items. It is going to be a while before everything is listed there as I am doing a full inventory of all the work I have currently available and listing them one by one as I go. I will be doing showcase posts here for each piece as I list them.

You can find my store by clicking here, please feel free to see what I have available and stop by often to see what has been listed! If you see something you like please show it some love with a like/follow for the piece and/or my store in general, it is an easy way to support artists and crafters on all platforms and costs nothing to do ❤

Listed Today:

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Transcendence –  original abstract acrylic on canvas painting – 20 x 38 x 1.5 cm

 

Skulls and Stripes

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Skulls And Stripes (Beetlejuice stripes in particular) – watercolour and ink sketchbook play

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