Oct 8, 2011

You don't miss it until you don't have it.

It really is true that you don’t know how much you will miss something until it’s gone. 

I am referring to my art. During this whole moving experience (no I do not mean it was inspirational) I have had to pack up all of my art supplies. I managed to get my watercolour and drawing supplies into one big box. One box wich is now towards the back of the garage, surrounded by more boxes and furniture.
I am really getting itchy fingers though.  I woke up this morning and my beautiful beach was covered in a shadow of dark grey storm clouds and dazzling lightening strikes, and all I wanted to do was draw it, or paint it.  Now the clouds have blown away, the sun is shining and the blue waters are begging to be captured on paper in some form.

I found this great quote by the amazing artist Georgia O’Keeffe:

“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say in any other way – things I had no words for”

A trip down to the garage is inevitable. Though I am not looking forward to it. I know exactly where my precious art box is, but there are so many things in my way of reaching it. It remains to be seen just how determined I am today...
After contorting myself up and over objects, hurting the muscle in my left arm yet again and juggling a heavy box back precariously over said objects, and then hauling it up three flights of stairs, I finally have my art box.
Ahh.. to have a pen in my hand once again. Did a quick pen sketch of the view from my balcony, then took my son for a walk past the music festival and on to the beach, where he promptly skinned his knee on the cement ramp and then got drenched by a wave.
Tomorrow the boys will be occupied all day with the V8 Supercars. (Bathurst) So I have the day to myself to be arty. I may even visit that art store again....Bliss :)


  1. This is a true thought about a lot of things in life, I think.

  2. Yay a day alone to be creative after all these weeks of working! Enjoy!

  3. I hope you have a good time with your shapes and colors! :-]

  4. Instead of all the things on my list, I might spend some time doing art today too. Thanks Sprite.

  5. An interesting quote from Georgia O'Keeffe, one of my favorite artists. Over the years I've been forced to give written explanations for my illustrations and paintings (unsuccessfully, I might add). I've always resented doing so. If what we paint can be reduced to words, we should have written instead of painted. I find most art critiques to be interesting, but irrelevant. I'm glad you retrieved your supplies, which have obviously been calling to you.

  6. A weekend full of doing art... sounds like fun :-)

    *wanders away to crochet...*

  7. Isn't it amazing when the call of color and brush comes and you must paint now?

    Can't wait to see what you create.

  8. @Laoch Exactly, I agree
    @Carole I intend to :)
    @Poetess I will :)
    @Dbs aww.. no worries, enjoy!
    @Stephen I share your thoughts exactly. What an awesome way to put it.
    @ChocolateAngel.. yay for crochet.. The next thing on my list to find...
    @Ant I know.. I was determined..

  9. I am missing my art this week too. A House guest and being sick have meant that my paints are in a little box waiting for me. Hopefully next week will be more inspired.

  10. so glad you lugged out the box! How did the move go? Are you loving being by the beach?
    You MUST post your sketches!

  11. @Mynx Hoping you are able to get back into it soon :)
    @Caren The move was horrid. 24 hours of hell. But yes, we are loving the beach. I will post my sketches when I can..lol!
    @Ant Drugged up at the moment.... WEE... Zzzzzzzzz......

  12. Ahh, it's been too long since I visited your blog! I know what you mean about needing to paint/sketch things - a few months ago when I was visiting the grandparents in Wangaratta, the river was flooded, and the trees were sticking straight up out of the water and early in the morning it looked so eerie and haunting all covered with fog - but I had no camera to film!!!!

  13. @Ruth.. oh no! That would have looked awesome.


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