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Monday, October 08, 2007

Comfort Zone


Battling this virus has resulted in a lot of time spent aching on my sofa. Aching physically and aching to be more active.
Not feeling up to much but needing to 'doodle' I decided to create my own comfort zone and, working from imagination, I made myself a comfort quilt. I found this exercise quite soothing and even put the letters of my first name in it to personalise.
I then created a quick watercolour scene of a refreshing river surrounded by sunlit foliage, some where calm to clear my head. All cosy in my new quilt with the therapeutic sound of clear running water passing through my mind, I added a little mystery with an enchanted tree, full of magic and stories untold with the bright sun dancing on her back. I reached for the sugar rather than the salt to decorate her with, salt does not come under the heading 'comfort' for me. The sugar has taken residency now the paint has dried and sparkles like fairy dust upon the dark branches...Perfect!




13 comments:

Meinhild Selbach said...

Great doodle and great idea!
Hope you will feel better soon.
Greetings from France!
Meinhild

Christeen said...

Sorry to hear you've been under the weather; I hope you feel better soon. This post is just delightful. Thanks for sharing your imaginings!

E-J said...

So this is what you produce when you're not feeling up to much! ;-) What a delightful (and comforting) entry - all 3 pictures are lovely, but the quilt is especially fabulous - I was surprised to read it came from your imagination. It's now officially my favourite of yours!

brian nelson said...

Get feeling better! The Quilt is beautiful!

Ujwala said...

all 3 are lovely especially the quilt. get well soon!

Marie-Dom said...

Love the quilt..such a fantastic idea, and the 2 watercolours are utterly utterly gorgeous. The colours in the tree are fantastic.
I really must try working from imagination sometime....
MD

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Meinhild.

Anita said...

Thankyou Cristeen

Anita said...

Awww, thankyou EJ!
You know it is amazing how it just built up infront of my eyes from all these little doodles, I was quite surprised with the result they made as a whole.

Anita said...

Thankyou Brian.

Anita said...

Thankyou Ujwala

Anita said...

Marie you are so kind...Glad you liked the watercolours, they were totally enjoyable to paint, especially the tree!

phthaloblu said...

These are wonderful! And all done with you still being sick. What a great way to push the achiness away. Great work!