A girl and her manatee

To end off the year….I finished off with a special project – a manatee!

They are little big sea creatures, related to elephants of all things, because they have tiny nails at the end of each flipper, similar to an elephant’s toenails. Gentle and slow moving, they spend most of their time eating and resting. My kind of creature.

Sometimes called sea cows, fully aquatic veggie eating sweet looking creatures. The manatee has been linked to folklore of mermaids. How lucky you are to be compared to a mermaid.

That’s the end of 2018 paintings for me, this was a gift for a future veterinary doctor and saying that sounds good too….

                                                         

♥ ♥ ♥

 

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Patience

Patience is a person’s ability to wait for something or to endure something tedious…like watching paint dry.  

I have been painting for a few years and in all this time I have only once painted a watercolour. I must be honest that when I look at it I can see my pieces and I can see all the large ones that my then teacher painted for me. So although I remember it has being hard and frustrating I do also remember that it is a very beautiful and rewarding art form.  

After my Frida, I decided to play with watercolours. It really was playing, watching the water spread and dry and just seeing where it would go.

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The paper is not watercolour quality it was just a normal sketch pad and the paints were an old school set. So of course the quality is affected quite a lot by these two being inferior and then there’s me!  

Impatient, thinking and painting as if I was holding an oil brush in my hand and trying to mix  watercolours as if they were oils. 

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So needless to say some times it was frustrating but it did teach me to breathe….inhale and exhale, S L O W L Y …Sometimes I just scribbled with the brush

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Oh Frida

Oh Frida.  I admire her for her bravery, she displayed her pain and frustrations openly, she was troubled and criticised most of her life.  Such a uniquely beautiful woman. So I attempted to paint this art icon. I know this is nothing like Frida not even close, but it was fun to paint her and while I painted I read about her life in an attempt to get to know a bit about this extraordinary woman.

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“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.” – Frida Kahlo

 

 

 

Ocean Mood

I believe in the ocean curing all bad moods.
I believe in the waves wiping away worries.
I believe in seashells bringing good luck.
I believe in toes in the sand grounding my soul.
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I believe in the ocean curing all bad moods.
I believe in the waves wiping away worries.
I believe in seashells bringing good luck.
I believe in toes in the sand grounding my soul.

I could not have said that or put that in better words, the ocean really does cure everything for me ♥ I love staring at the horizon and this painting is going to bring me so much peace…..

Moonlight kiss

Some humans are the perfect examples of how monsters can be.

While others are angels from heaven walking all around us,

making us believe in the goodness that still remains.