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10th of November – I can see

November 10th, 2010 at 1:00

Another sketchbook page in the series I can see.

I painted this watercolour painting in the middle of the night. I do that a lot these days, I’m up until the early hours of the morning and tend to either write or paint of craft. The past week has been so busy between NaNoWriMo, AEDM, attending the garden along side the daily domestic chores of cooking, cleaning etc never mind the life essentials like eating, reading, sleeping, socializing. I’m enjoying it and though I do feel the lack of sleep starting to catch up on me, I found myself run up a set of stairs today and doing so I surprised myself with the spring I felt in my step. So all these additional activities are not wearing me down but seem to energize me.

So I am very happy in creating some piece of art every day. Another thing entirely are the reflections and thought processes I sometimes have while doing art, these are harder to put into writing. I do believe they belong with the art though and so I will try to make that extra effort of reflection here today.

I’m attempting to stick to the I can see - theme for the sketchbook. And while I do that I find myself looking at everything intentionally though the artist eye because I’m constantly looking for inspiration for my work. When I look at an object or a person or other living thing in my life with intention I suddenly see more because I take a real look. And looking in this rather more inquisitive way, opening my eyes that little bit more I see the beauty of life, my life, where I live, how I live. And I suddenly feel like a collector, I accumulate beautiful things under the heading I can see. And each depiction comes with a deeper realization, an appreciation for the beauty they bring into my life and their existence. And in featuring them in my sketchbook I hope to pay homage.

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2 Responses to “10th of November – I can see”

  1. anne Says:

    Lovely painting and lovely post. Thanks for sharing. I agree that the reflections and thought processes that occur while doing art are an important part of the process. I’m glad you’re feeling so energized by all your busyness! I love the idea of accumulating beautiful things.

  2. B @ Sweet Limes Says:

    What a great theme for a sketchbook, and this painting is so beautifully done!

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