Monday, May 9, 2011

Kitsune: Or, the daughter of the Winter Queen and her fox.

Last night I ran away from the house and sat in my van by the sea and sketched, leaving children watching Harry Potter. Peace. I think I must take after my grandfather who would retreat to the chicken shed with cake and talk to the chickens. My van is like a mobile shed. The sunset beautiful, pale moon gold with big waves.

Today working away and sometimes it goes well and for moments I enjoy what I am doing but most the time it just won't look like the image that lives inside my mind. So I take a photo, to look at the piece in another way. And I think.



  1. Now, I understand the van.
    A mobile shed, I can relate to that.
    If you need any help with the paintings, feel free to ask. I can't do bugger all but I'm full of ideas for other people.
    I think it's "frustrated artist syndrome" or something like that.

  2. Lovely, as is all your wonderful work!

  3. I think it's a perfectly normal need to get away for a time, to seek the solace of solitude. I think we've been brainwashed into thinking it's odd...or, particularly for women/wives/mothers, selfish. I know I certainly need it!

  4. I do the same with my pictures. Sometimes it's easier to see clearly when it's on the pc. When I sculpt, I use a mirror to check the overall effect :D

    This is why I want a van, so that I can run away sometimes (well, most times!)

  5. ..and I think the image is beautiful.