Day 2 – The Return of the Hare (Imbolc)

It’s the 2nd of February and some pagans celebrate Imbolc now. I felt the presence of the Luna Moon Hare and the magical glow of a world that will awaken towards spring.. in a while.. in a long while. Spring here in the north doesn’t start to show until April but still, it will soon be time to prepare seeds and pre-grow plants for the next season.

Although the scene is supposed to have a mystical darkness, I wonder if it went too dark. I’m watching the colour dry and slightly change and it worries me. Imbalance will be easier to see in the morning in daylight. Painting around midnight is pretty terrible despite my brighter than usual lamps that I have for my plants and to help against Seasonal Affective Disorder.

It’s another 20×20 centimeter / 8×8 inches acrylic painting for the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.

Look at how purdy the palette turned out. The colours are especially clear because of all the water..

..and here is the painting in progress, the early stage where I’m getting a feel for the mood and what wants to appear on the canvas.

guineapig

Happy Valentine’s!

Roses are red and you know what colour violets are and if we just talked more, maybe we’d now be in your car making out, right? Or perhaps if we really, really had a chat you and me and her would be at your flat, we’d be a trio with bite!   Yes, it’s not your usual love poem, but life isn’t often normal. Or mine isn’t. And in other news.. This guinea pig hamster rodent critter was my #colour_collective¬†entry this Friday. The colour theme was Deep Naples Ochre, which to me is the colour of the stereotypical guinea pig.
Mouse on a Bauble

The Holidays are Coming! Eep!

Are you guys ready? Christmas presents, decorations, food. Every year it feels like total chaos and last minute running through shops hunting for suitable presents, yet every year everything seems to work out somehow. I hope it will work out as usual. Current amount of Christmas presents shopped and ready: ZERO. Last week’s colour challenge in #colour_collective was silver, which for me of course means an opportunity to draw mice! Everything else may be in disarray but at least I’ve created a new Christmas image to tweet around Christmas eve. Hope you’re enjoying preparing for the holidays!