Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Pyjamas & The Fins

I am still busy with nocturnal sessions - doing Danielle Donaldson's wonderful online course, CreativeGirl: Storybooks and Studious Girls.  I am learning so much. 
What's more is that I'm getting back to my "first love" of painting mediums - watercolour.  
But I am learning an entirely different spin on it.  

I am always amazed at how small changes can lead to mind-blowingly refreshing results that open up entirely new possibilities in an area that you think you know so well.  
You just have to make time available, be open to changing your actions and stick with it.  
It is something that I may apply to other aspects of my life as well.

It all started with this...
... which led to this ....
After a year of swimming lessons to get our little one water-safe, her daddy bought her a pair of fins and water goggles in December. She spent hours and hours in the pool with them.  Sometimes she would be up and ready for the water at sunrise!  

On one such a morning,  she tumbled straight out of bed and put on her fins and goggles. Barely awake and still wearing her pyjamas but ready for action.  
I had always wanted to capture this moment more poetically.  So I decided to use it as inspiration while practising these new techniques and developing my style.

Geared up and ready.
She still needs some work, but I'm happy so far...


Marie Theron said...

Sy lyk te oulik met die goggles aan, Anel! En jy maak 'n legacy van pragtige journals!

Anel Stricker-Bessinger said...

Baie dankie Marie! Jy moes haar sien loop en hardloop met die paddavoete - skreeusnaaks!

jennifer anderson said...

you are lucky to be able to draw and write well at the same time or both rather