But here I am alive & kicking in 2017.
Christmas was overall dire, for the first time in years I decided to stay home,this proved to be a bad decision. Too many happenings to list,but the worst had to be no phone & no internet for 18 days. Imagine not being able to contact or speak to loved ones at all 🙂
Since then I’ve been busy with more artistic creations.
For sometime I’ve been looking at a window shelf which was in fact useless.All my windows open inwards so a shelf is redundant on the south side where windows are opened daily.
This is a window which get lots of sun so, I’ve cut out the wood,dropped the level & made it a window seat.
I was so lucky to find a genuine Kilim the exact size I needed.
Needless to say the paint brushes came out again too ! After much deliberation & fed up with grey stone I did paint the inside of 2 archways , you wouldn’t believe how different & bigger it feels as one walks through.
Next, I’ve really indulged myself in a canvas painting. 🙂 I know I’m no artist but……have always wanted a large painting on a wall in my big room,so set to & painted a Rooster, a French symbol & I’ve also found an icon for a number of things dating back to the middle ages.
Only when I was well into it did I find that 2017 is also Chinese year of the Rooster… coincidentally, my timing is very apt.
So,here I present to you, my Coq de France. Not sealed or hung yet as it’s in oils & I shall have to wait a few months, for drying time, before I can seal it. .
All in all,I’ve enjoyed my winter, there’s nothing more enjoyable than lighting a big fire,loading some Rachmaninov & lots of time to paint.
Soon it will be spring & work outside starts again for another year……..