Saturday, 6 August 2011

A COUPLE OF QUICKIES ....

For various reasons (I think my Dad was ill at the time) I did some pages where I didn't manage to do my usual stage photos, but thought I'd put them on my blog anyway. The one above started as one of my attempts to do more with paint, and even has a gesso base!! If I sound a bit unconvinced its because I think I am, but am willing to persevere. I can't now remember exactly what sparked this, but have a vague idea that it was a close friend putting herself down that made me cross and set off this train of thought. I told her not to do it, pointing out that there are always plenty of people willing to do so for us! With her I think its one of those make fun of myself before someone does it to me things .... and I wouldn't mind but she's a brave, strong and talented woman, if also a fragile and vulnerable one at the same time.
This page began because my beloved brought me a bunch of rosebuds (from Aldi) which are mainly white but have this incredible edge of vivid pink on the petals. "I saw these and thought of you" he told me. Now he's not normally a very demonstrative man, he'll never surprise me by whisking me off to Paris or a posh restaurant, but he has always brought me whatever flowers he could afford ... I think that makes me lucky after 30+ years, and I wanted to celebrate that. It isn't one of my best, arty pages, but its about something real which makes me feel warm inside.

5 comments:

Joy said...

I love your art pages. Reminds me of Jill Taylor's.

Liz (Chubby Frog) said...

Wow, that first page really struck a chord with me - I'm certainly guilty of following the majority of those rules.

I love the pages that you've been doing - the colours are vibrant but just right.

Best wishes
Liz

Linda said...

Love these Rosie.....especially the one for DH, bless him :-)
Give him a hug from me xx

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Nikki D said...

those comments about flowers reminded me (again) of how wonderful my DH is, also not demonstrative but will pick up my parcel of stash from the PO if I cant get there before it closes, does make me tea most mornings and brings it too me in bed....he is still thinking of me too