At home... and walking through the door I felt welcomed, comfortable and peaceful. It was great to be away, after 2 weeks I felt glad to be home. The painting above is what flowed through me while I was enjoying my time at the coast. I have always felt that if the inspiration is great enough to paint then having a 'space' to paint in is where ever you can, at the time. And so I painted on a tiled floor in our holiday home. By myside was my 7 year old duaghter painting in her journal.We did have newspaper down, just incase. Part of the painting was inspired by a beautiful climbing vine on a tree outside our balcony. I had sat out there many times, not really taking it in. I felt a strong pull to drawing one morning and I just saw....with fresh eyes. And it felt soooo good.
I really wanted texture inthis piece and it was great to work within what I had available to me. I found this beautful guipure lace at a vintage store ( or as my daughter calls it an o. p. shop) and knew it was perfect. I created in a way that I had not done for a long time. Just allowing to put down what came to me.(instead of rushing to get the idea finished) It was refreshing!