i would like to share this post with "recuerda mi corazón" since i just discovered her blog through lynne hoppe
and lloved it.what do you think of our backroads? we live in an area surrounded by farmland, mainly orange and avocado groves.
and this is my largest painting so far, 12x16 on wood panel. it now hangs in my bedroom to remind me that if you really set your mind to it, you can do it; it just takes patience and perseverance.
with no formal training, i have read and studied other peoples work, sifting through subjects and techniques that i like. then, i just went for it....trial and error, over and over and over until i got the hang of it. but most importantly, i realized that it is the process that i enjoy even if some of the results are poor. being in those creative moments are some of the best moments in my daily life.
when i paint, or sew, or knit, or collage.....i enter a zone, a deep spiritual zone where i find a great calm.
art is so therapeutic....so freeing and to create beauty such a reward in itself. i feel these faces coming alive, smiling at me, thanking me even, almost like i've given birth.