…and breathe…

Well, I’m back.

I always try to be positive and look on the bright side, but the past few months had me temporarily defeated.

It’s a long story, one I will share soon, but at the moment I’d rather get this party started again and share some art with you, my lovely friends!

Some of you will have already seen these on facebook or instagram, so please bear with me as I bring my bloggy home up to date again…

Homebunny - available as a 8x6" or ACEO print

Homebunny is the first painting I’ve done since June, it’s a small one (3.5 x 2.5 inches) and available as a print in my etsy store.

She reminds me of a soft little white toy rabbit I still have on my shelf here, from when I was a child.
Her name is Alice & she wears a little pink floral dress with lace around the neck, and watches over me with a little smile as I paint.

Some of what I went through in the past five months was quite painful and difficult to deal with, and I know that it would have been a good deal more difficult without my family and friends who gathered around with support and love.

Never Alone - available as a print soon.

Never Alone grew out of that feeling of being loved through difficult times, it’s the largest painting I’ve done to date – 12 x 10 inches.

So big that it doesn’t fit my scanner! I’m planning to gift my closest friends (who saw me through all of this) with a print of this one for Christmas this year. So I’d better get myself in gear & take it into the print shop, hadn’t I?

Strangely, I’m more of a ‘cat person’, but this little doggie just leapt out of the background at me while I was painting my girl.
So she has a canine friend instead – maybe my subconscious was using him to symbolise the caring and loyalty my friends have shown me this past year.

I often find things like that happen when I’m creating, and don’t understand them until I sit down to analyse the image later on.
Has that happened to anyone else out there?

Our minds are a strange, miraculous land…

(happy paint party friday, and hello to all my friends out there – i’ve missed you so much!)

11 thoughts on “…and breathe…

  1. Both of these paintings are so amazing! I love the soft colors which seem to play up the sentimental aspect. I especially love the little figure with the dog and bird. Lovely!

  2. Glad you are back…so sorry for your troubles!! I hope things are looking up. Your never alone is so so amazing…I love it so much…sad but so sweet too!! Too bad you can’t scan it. Take some good photos and maybe get prints made from that! Your friend will love it!

    Hugs Giggles

  3. so sorry to hear you’ve had such a trying time. I sincerely hope things are much, much better and continue that way. Love your paintings-the bunny is adorable and Never Alone is so tender and heartwarming-just beautiful!

  4. Missed your blog. So happy things are finally getting back on track. Your absence from your art hasn’t hurt in any way, I think it’s given you an even greater depth

  5. Dear Jane, I’m glad you’re back! I told you already ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!
    Your art is lovely!
    Sending you hugs from Germany
    Ilona

  6. It is just wonderful to see you creating again. I love your work very much!! I am super glad that you are seeing the light on the other side of your rough patch. We have missed you greatly …and your art:):) Your last several pieces have just warmed my heart immeasurable!!! I really need to add them to my collection:):) your biggest Fan….and art sister…Sandie

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