Friday, 31 May 2013

Lots of Colour



Didn’t get much art done this week, I have developed tendonitis in my left hand through using it a lot!  Can’t win!  One good upshot is that I have somebody in to do the housework, hehehe.  Better not get used to it, as it is only for 6 weeks.  Meanwhile the right arm is healing well enough and I am able to use it for light tasks, whatever that may be!

However I did some work in my journal and finished the page I stared last week.  It turned out completely different from what I planned…..


When I was in hospital, I had a young nurse who had glorious red hair, which she called carrot!  Well yesterday while I was waiting at the bus stop after physio, she was coming off duty and came up to me and offered me a ride. On the way home I commented that I loved her pink and lilac outfit.  She laughed and told me how her mother would never let her wear pink, even though it was her favourite colour.  Her Mum said it clashed with her carrot hair.  So now she wore pink whenever she could. 

After thanking her for the lift and telling her in a stern voice never to call her hair carrot, as it was insulting to such a glorious colour.  I swear I saw tears in her eyes as she drove away.  I stewed for a bit at the damage thoughtless remarks can make, and this page was finished.

Every day this week, I have done one page of watercolour shapes for my journaling.  While I like to use magazines, I would also like to make borders and shapes out of my own art.  My journal that I am using at present soaks up paint like it is going out of fashion!  The paper is lovely and thick, so takes a lot of beating, but I can't get the watercolour effects that I love.   So this is a solution, and very therapeutic, as it gives me the feeling I am creating. Here are some samples.





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25 comments:

  1. Loving your full page of the fab girl and all your other works. So pleased to hear your kind words to this lovely girl but sorry to hear about your left hand. Take care of yourself and enjoy the housework being done for you. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  2. Lovely, fun and colourful page! Hope your hand will soon be better! Valerie

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  3. Lovely vibrant journal pages, Love the picture of your nurse and her "carrot hair". Hope you are better soon:)

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  4. those watercolour circles are glorious and the journal pages are fab... I hope that she takes on board what you said... but I am totally obsessing on pretending to get tendonitis so I can get a cleaner for a time... no clue how I would get around the no painting thing, but it might be worth thinking about.... hope you get well enough to paint soon... though not well enough to not need the cleaner!!!

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  5. Wow I love red hair too...now people call them gingers...which to me is just as bad singling them out.So glad you spoke up for her and her favorite color. Mothers can be so damaging...imagine all these years she felt bad.... poor thing... Glad she met you!!

    Love the tribute to that situation...well said...loads of love on that page!! Good job!! Hope you feel better soon...the cleaner sounds sooo good to me... Sending love and prayers for healing!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. Wonderful journal page, Sharon! And I can imagine that your nurse was rather moved than upset at your remark. I love red hair so much and remember one beauty i adored when I was in my teens. She lived in our town, but I haven't seen her for many years. :-)
    I could use someone to help cleaning, as busy I am with my study still...
    Wish you well!

    Ilona

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  7. love your 'red hair' story, I actually think pink does suit redheads! Nice backgrounds and hope your precious hands recover soon!

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  8. Wonderful page and story! Orange and pink is one of my favorite combinations! <3

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  9. Great post, Sharon. I love the story. My granddaughter has red hair. Many of the faces I paint are surrounded by red hair. I think your colors in today's post are just fabulous and all the colors live happily together. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  10. awesome story and adorable painting! love your watercolor patterns!

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  11. Love your cheerful, colorful pages. I hope your hand is better soon!

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  12. I adore your journal page, so much color and imagery, love it! HPPF!

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  13. Wonderful journal pages.
    Hope your hand is feeling better soon.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  14. I was thinking she was moved by your comment too, not upset. Hope your hand mends quickly. Love your red headed gal. Happy PPF

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  15. Thannks for sharing this story! I love red hair and as mine is only brown, I used to dye it for a long time. Guess which colour I chose instead. ;-)
    I love the way you put the story into a picture. Lovely!
    Get well soon!

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  16. oooh what fabulous, happy and vibrant colors!! What you said to that nurse was a beautiful thing. Happy PPF!

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  17. What a lovely story and the journal page that resulted is so vibrant and colorful. I'm glad that chance encounter took place because you both got some therapy out of it :) Keep up with the watercolors! The patterns are such a pleasure to look at.

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  18. wonderful loose and juicy watercolor work...I am in love with the circles :) love to read your story and I love orange hair and frekles too ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  19. I have always loved red/orange hair. There are a lot of red heads in my extended family. Adorable page :o)
    I hope you get well fast! No fun being with only one hand :o/.

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  20. Isn't it funny that a mum could instil self-consciousness in her own child by such a throw away remark. But I love that she rebelled in adulthood by wearing pink in defiance!! Red hair is glorious and I love that you did a journal page on it! Sorry to hear about your tendinitis but am glad that your shoulder is getting better and hopefully you'll be back to painting large scale in no time.

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  21. LOVE this piece. Ouch tendinitis is no fun- have had it in hands, and shoulders too. Rest and ice and heat and maybe some acupuncture too. Happy PPF

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  22. Sharon your journal pages are a treat for the eyes, so joyful and colorful, so positive! Get better quick and fast and keep well! xx

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  23. Your journal pages look great, love the nurse with the red hair. Such a beautiful color and I think red hair and pink go perfectly together =).
    Hope you're feeling better soon. xx

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  24. Beautiful! I'm glad you managed to work on something creative and hope you hand heals quickly. Blessings, Sharon!

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  25. Oh my gosh! These colors are gorgeous! LOVE the liveliness of them all. Hope you're feeling better and SO happy to have you play along with the SOC - it's a pleasure to have you, xoxo

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