“Remember Felix?” she said.
“Yes, he was a good cat”, he said.
They sat quietly and remembered their adventurous cat.
“Remember that Saturday, when he came through the cat flap with a sirloin steak?” he asked.
“yes” she replied “I had to take it off him!”
“And a week later he came in with half a chicken?” “yes, I think it was from the neighbours?, I couldn’t tell them, and I think they blamed their own cat!”
“I still miss him, he was cheeky”.
They looked at each other.
“I bet he’s in heaven”, he said.
“You don’t believe in that stuff do you?” she said.
“bet he wangled his way in, and there’s a big ginger cat up their sporting a pair of wings?”
“maybe” she smiled.
Among tiny paintings sold this weekend…
Two doves of peace,
Which makes me think, people do care about nature and climate change, people care about loving one another, and people care about peace.
The most interesting thing? They were mainly children who seemed to like them. Maybe having a symbolic image gives some comfort in these strange days.
I made sure I didn’t charge more than what it cost to make them. Had a chat this evening with my hubby. I know I really don’t do this for money, more to encourage people to take up art. If you can have the opportunity to do something creative, Take It! This world needs more creativity and thinking outside the box.
One more done….
I enjoyed doing this trying to make it ‘iconic’ got a robin painting to finish off. That should be finished tonight. Still more to do though. They will all need mirror plating. These are flat plates screwed onto the back of the paintings so they can be attached to the wall. I will also paint round the edges of each painting to make them look nice. This is called ‘gallery wrapping’. I do it because I can’t afford to frame all my paintings. It also means anyone buying a painting can choose what they want.
Help what am I doing?
Painting myself into a corner,
Painting myself to a standstill?
Paint, water, dip, paintbrush….
Canvas, paint, brush, mix…
Choose a subject,
Hand, eye, look, stare..
Hunched, squint, think, measure…
Mix, pigment, life, art…
Angel, Icon, flowing, floating.
Find an image from chaos.
She stands, arms folded.
What have you done now?
Sorry, I didn’t mean to
I will save you,
This time, she says.
(she says that every time, really)
Looking down from on high,
Looking down on you.
I saw these clouds tonight. I think they are cirrus. One looked like a flying seagull? I think they were airplane con trails getting blown about on the wind.
Blue sky and wispy clouds
Flying high up above
Or an angel overhead.
And touching ground
Ultra marine blue
Brightest clouds above
Expanding, flowing, love.
I don’t remember painting this but I have found a post on Facebook where a friend thanks me for it.
I’m glad I did it and I think I must have needed to paint it at the time although I’m not a religious person, but the idea of having a guardian angel does appeal. I’m not sure why I did a rainbow halo on it? I had an angel mirror on the wall in the bedroom for years so this seems really familiar in a dream like way.
I think I’m influenced by a James Stewart film with a character called Clarence, he is an Angel in the film. I can’t remember the name of the movie but James Stewart plays a banker who had been framed by a rich land owner for taking money when it was actually a total mistake. Stewart decides to kill himself and Clarence saves him only to be told by Stewart that he wished he had never been born. There follows a scene where Clarence shows him what the world would be like without him…..I won’t spoil this with the ending in case you have never seen it.
Anyway sometimes we all need an angel even if it is only imagined.
P.S. just remembered the film was called “its a wonderful life”.