Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Exciting new project

I am all excited..... I had an idea!! Haha it really doesn't happen that often!!!!

Any way you are all asking what this eureka moment might be! Its not going to change your life but it might actually help me get one!

I am going to start a project. In a sense I have already have. In painting my ACEOs recently I have been drawing on my local knowledge of the area and painted some local sights, like the ones you see here, there is the inland beach lighthouse at Burnham on Sea, Clifton suspension Bridge and the Somerset levels. This got me thinking that we live in a stunningly beautiful area, with such variety, sea countryside, city and villages. So I want to document this in my paintings.
Not that dramatic you say, but for me it solves a lot of my problems.

It channels my creativity in a positive and hopefully productive way.
Both me and Mr WD have been talking about how we just don't go and about enough and we both want to be more active. So we can go on little trips that don't demand going to far have nice walks and I can sketch and get ideas for paintings.

But it also get my lovely husband taking photos , this is something I have been trying to do for sometime. He loves taking photos and I think he is a good photographer ....he doesn't agree.
I want him to explore his photography far more.
He thinks he's not a creative person but I hoping he will see in the results that he is.
I have just persuaded him to put a few photos on flickr a , check out my favourite one here

I sort of have in my head that if I manage to get some good results from my paintings I may try and organise a little local exhibition in about a years time, so its not that I am rushing myself but giving myself time to explore and see if this idea might go some where.

I am excited about the prospect and now am itching to get started. I may even start in my lunch time at work tomorrow to get some city skyline sketches done........


  1. Great idea, especially to set yourself the goal of having an exhibition. and how nice to combine your painting and photography together. Your paintings are so detailed, wish I could paint like that!

  2. Brilliant idea, and a great way for you both to spend time together, and we get to enjoy the results of your creativity!

  3. Beautiful work, and great that you can get the other half involved. I live in hope!!!

  4. Sounds brilliant, I can't wait to see both the paintings and the photos. I have been ill and have had to give up work and my husband too to care for me. We've just started our own bead and craft supply online shop and blog are now going to do a glass bead making course together. Good things seem to come out of all sorts of places and though I'd love my health back, doing projects with my husband has made it far more bearable.

  5. Sounds like a great idea - combining photography, painting and outings in one fell swoop!

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  7. Brilliant idea, I would come to your exhibition,

  8. Excellent Millie, i will hold you to that! haha

  9. Love the pictures and great idea about exibition - I'll come along, give me something interesting to with a luch hour when I return to work.

  10. Great idea and you definitely live in a beautiful and inspiring area :-)