Sometimes it time to lay something down and sometimes it time to pick it back up!

I used to paint..  when I say that it sounds like I painted a little but that is not the truth, I painted a lot in my early 20’s..  I sold my artwork in local gallery’s in three different provinces.  My painting’s brought me great joy..

I was never more creative when I was expecting my daughter Maeve.. After I lost her, I put down my brushes.. I just never picked them up again.. it just.. felt wrong..  I have opened my painting box time and time again..  I have done other things creative over the year and around painting, pottery. .its a form of painting.  I have gone to a class and painted out words on a board..

But that’s not my kind of “painting”.. I like a strange form of nature/abstract blend..

I finally gifted out the last of my “keep” paintings a few years ago and I gave away my good brushes and threw out the rest of my paints and gear..  It was a put it behind me.. let it go..

Then the other day hubby and I had a date night and afterwards I said I want to browse at Walmart.. and when I got to the craft island.. paints and brushes and water color paper were all put in the cart..   They arrived home mid-week and things have been really busy..

This afternoon, I looked at hubby and said, I am taking a few hours..  and I set up and I painted..  O I am rusty! and those cheap brushes are “as crap as can be” but I painted.. I  feel into that trance I get..

So after putting it down.. here is my first painting in 19 years..

The river run’s on

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14 Responses to Sometimes it time to lay something down and sometimes it time to pick it back up!

  1. tracy says:

    Your painting is beautiful! I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, so I’m always amazed by what some folks can create. I say keep doing what you love, you obviously have a talent for it!😀

  2. Mary Ehlert says:

    Is it for sale?

    • Hello Mary, I would certainly consider it, there is no higher honor then having your art on someone else’s wall 🙂 If you would like to talk about it more in detail. please email me at farmgal1800 @ or send me contact information in the comments as its moderated and I will not share it but will be in touch shortly.

  3. Sheri says:

    Go Val Go! Blessings, White Light and all the good Karma wrap around you in the positive! Go Val Go!

  4. Not bad, not bad at all. I hope there will be more for us to see in the coming months.

  5. It’s very pretty, Val! I’m so glad you are painting again. Keep it up!

  6. Widdershins says:

    The Timbit influence, eh? 🙂

  7. Silver says:

    A lovely painting, I hope you share more of them as time goes on ^_^

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