Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sour Grapes

Its been way too long since I did any artwork. We have moved to Pakistan since last I wrote. My daughter got married and the bridesmaid dresses turned out beautifully - the bride looked amazing! Ok I am a little biased. And now we are almost settled into our new house though I am still waiting for most of my art materials. I do have my pastels here though and today I did this picture. Pleased to find that I can remember how to put pastel to paper - I was beginning to have my doubts. I'm planning to do a lot of work while we are here. Though security is incredibly tight there are going to be opportunities to do some plein aire work. The light is lovely in the morning and the trees here are amazing. Everything is very green which means I will have to conquer my fear of green or find a way to avoid it!

"When fate hands you lemons, make lemonade."
Dale Carnegie 1888 - 1955


Robyn said...

Brava, Anita!!! Welcome back. I've been wondering if you eventually made it to Pakistan. So glad you did and also that your daughter's wedding was a triumph.

Perhaps you'll start a sketchbook in Pakistan? I'd love to see your new home.

Your lemons are beautifully formed and I bet they are unwaxed. I never cease to be amazed at the beauty of your pastel strokes.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Welcome back indeed - and that be Congrats on two counts! Finally no more sand dunes!!!

I'm looking forward to seeing the greens of Pakistan. I agree a sketchbook would be wonderful.

vivien said...

oh definitely a sketchbook!

and you've handled those greens beautifully

Stacy said...

Welcome back Anita! Glad the wedding was a success and that you are finally out of SA. I wondered where you were going to land this time. Sorry I never replied to your email. I still have it on my list of things to do. Life here has been a little wild too. I hope you are enjoying your new home and finding a lot of time for art.

Anita said...

Robyn - I've got as far as carrying a sketchbook but not yet opened it! Its a start!

Katherine - Yes it is wonderful to be out of the sand dunes! And funnily enough to get some rain - its such a novelty to have heavy overcast days. I hope the novelty doesn't wear off too quickly!

Vivien - thank you!

Stacy - hope everything is well with you too. I know how busy life can be with small children!

Robyn said...

I think my sketchbook has done more unopened miles than most. ;)

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