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Thursday, January 12, 2012
These little winter paintings created in cool greens and greys reflect the spirit of brisk January days. Even in the coldest part of the year nature still proves to be an inspiration. Lately, on my morning walks I encounter little birds in the barren trees building their nests for the spring to come. They appear to be so busy fluttering from branch to branch...
Over the last few months I have been experimenting with acrylic on canvas and these mini paintings are examples of my work. The tree image is accented with metallic gold and the little bird with silver. These are only 4"x4" and can be hung or displayed on a flat surface.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Happy 2012 everyone! I hope you are all enjoying a little downtime now that the holidays have passed. I just finished "undecorating" from all the December festivities and am finally able to sit back and enjoy a cup of tea.
Freshly cut flowers are one of my favorite traditions to greet the beginning of a new year and these white freesia blossoms caught my eye at the market yesterday. January, for me, is about simplicity, learning to do away with the old and welcoming the new. Flowers in bloom signify new life, so a vase of beautiful and fragrant freesia is one way of celebrating the arrival of 2012 and all the new beginnings it will bring...