The Gift of a Rainy Day

Rainy days bring out the creative side in me - either that or the nesting side. Rainy days are like a message from on high - stop and rest, just be. Curl up with a book. Let some ideas percolate. I love sunny days, don't get me wrong. Especially crisp, clear New England days. But there's something about a sunny day for me that has a sense of expectation to it:

"Here's this beautiful sunny day - I must do something that lives up to it."

On a rainy day, I can go down to my Creativity Zone without thinking of all the garden work that needs to be done, or the summer fun I ought to be having. The laundry area is next to my creativity zone, so I do laundry and create.

A rainy day gives permission to experiment. And to dream. I got the book Where Women Create and I must say, "OH, MY!" I'm doing an okay job of getting organized. But I need to add more things in the mix that just feed my soul. For instance, someone had the word "DREAM" hung in big letters. And I wouldn't do that especially, but sending some positive messages to myself would be a good idea. I've done that in some ways by buying other people's art-work and I hang it within sight of places taht I paint or sew. Hey, I know what my next blog-entry will be. I'll take pictures of things that inspire me. :-) What a good idea for a rainy day.

Here are pictures of an 11 x !4 inch painting I made for Angels for Brianna. I made two paintings, but this one turned out best, I think. Both paintings have gone through extensive painting with layers and washes, and crackles and more layers.
I'm hoping that it will help in some way.




detail of painting...



4 comments:

  1. Talent beyond Words! You have a gift my Dear Friend! Keep Painting!!!

    I LOVE her!

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  2. Dixie! Absolutely beautiful. You need to keep painting. You do, you do, you do. I love her. I covet her.
    Denise

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  3. Dixie! Absolutely beautiful. You need to keep painting. You do, you do, you do. I love her. I covet her.
    Denise

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  4. I am amazed Dixie....it's just beautiful! Thank you so much for donating this wonderful painting for the auction! :)

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