Thursday, August 20, 2009

goodies and baddies...

(Ben's beasts and creatures)

Sometime when I am doing my "art work" as Ben calls it, he likes to sit at my table and do his art work too. As he draws he talks about his creations, their names, what they eat and who is a goody and who is a baddie (he is a nice companion to make art work with). It was these little drawings that Ben happily did on the side of my desk pad with their little stories that started me thinking about adding more drawing to my own work.

(nobody can bring you happiness but yourself)

I really believe what the title of this piece says, well... I know it's true for me. Other people can make you happy to a certain extent but I think true happiness must come from your own doing, being. From experience I don't think it is good to rely on other people for your happiness... you will probably end up being disappointed. My family and friends all make me happy in their own ways and I wouldn't be the same without them, but I don't rely on it for my complete happiness, I think you have got to make some for yourself. I guess what I am saying is that sitting at my kitchen table doing my little paintings and what not is something I have found that gives me much happiness. And as I am not too good with saying what I feel, it is a good medium for me to show my thoughts and feelings.

I suddenly had an epiphany while doing this piece, something I had been thinking about for a while became clearer, something I had been wanting to try... It might just be a subtle change but will be interesting to see how it turns out. Will keep you posted.

The parcel I went to pick up from the post office on Tuesday was the giveaway I had send to Tara being returned!!! So it went nearly all the way to her and then came back again. So I am still waiting for the antique brass chains for my new pendants. But I have listed seven new collage pendants with silver chains in my etsy shop yesterday and I caught myself on the front page of etsy again thanks Risa for letting me know.

have a good weekend.

6 comments:

Tara said...

That sounds so nice, just sitting at the table drawing with your little boy. Every day I'm thinking about that competition and hoping I win! Then I will come and visit! :) x

ale said...

...trust me...looking to your beautifull art!!! you are saying more than the words!!!!!!!!lots of soul..and sweetness!!!! everything is so lovely!!!!!always is lovely when l go to your blog!!!
sorry of my english....chau!!!ale

Not Scarlett said...

I agree. We have to be the creator of our continued happiness. Your 'art work' (so cute!) makes me very happy on this rainy day. Thanks!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Such a lovely post. Such a special tender experience you are able to have with your little boy. I love your art so much, I can't imagine improving it, but I always love to see wings stretching so I'll be watching!

risa said...

Thanks for the mention! I'm glad you got to catch it (the FP!). Also loved the post with your older work...it's good to look back sometimes. Thanks for sharing!

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