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Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Creative Breakthrough


Artistic Afternoon - Acrylic on canvas 20x24" - Stage 1

I arrived at my good friend Joannie's house on Wednesday evening, desperate for a good 'friendly' kick up the artistic backside!
I've found it very difficult to get back in touch with the creative side of myself; the yearning to create has been there recently but I can't seem to turn that need into something physical.
I came to the right place!
Joannie had me playing with acrylic inks; printing, dribbling and slopping around in her studio like two children at playschool - Great fun!
On Friday we continued playing with inks but with more of an idea as to what we wished to achieve with them, both working on a floral, square piece.
Today I decided to grab a large canvas out of the car and tackle a life painting in acrylics. Joannie seemed like the perfect subject to tackle as she worked away on her inked floral.

So, my trip has been just what I needed, Joannie has been marvellous and I am back!!!

16 comments:

Joan said...

I'm so glad you have a good friend to help you get back into the creative spirit!!! I like the idea of playing like kids!

Claire M said...

great news - so glad to have your creative juices flowing again!!

Leslie said...

Very nice! It's so good to see you painting again. :)

E-J said...

They sound like a wonderfully inspiring couple of sessions. You know, I've only met Joan once but I can totally see that it's her in this picture!

Grief is an extraordinarily heavy thing to try and lift in order to start making art again, even when the will to do so is already very much there. I'm so happy that you and Joan are having some real fun. Xx

Lisa at Greenbow said...

So glad to see you back in the saddle again. Ride on...

Jill said...

A great return of your artistic muse.

Serena said...

I'm so happy you're back, Anita! Joannie is a wonderful friend indeed! I like your painting is coming long....can hardly wait to see the next stage ~ :)

Quilt Knit said...

So GlAd you are getting your Groove back.
Did you click around in those heels? We must have
a print of the heels.
Have you drizzled any paint on them?
We need a photo in skinney tight jeans with
a frilly paint stained white blouse and those heels
and we will know you are really back.
From Across the - Hope this is a good laugh.

Teresa said...

You've been missed, welcome back! :)

Margaret Ann said...

Nothing like some art supplies, a good friend, and an afternoon of playful giggles to put a smile in one's heart! :) YAY!

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

You are blessed to have a friend to play with... playing is fuel for the soul.... glad you're back.. you have been missed.

Anita Davies said...

LOL @ QuiltKnit!
Thankyou all!...It's good to be back.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Good for you, Anita. Nice to see you back.

Anita Davies said...

Thanks Andrea

Liz Steel said...

Great! So glad that you are back! I have really missed you!

vickylw (Vicky Williamson) said...

Please thank Joannie for us all -- you have been missed greatly.

Take care!