Thursday, 1 March 2012


Wow it's been a huge week for me. Haven't had much time for posting. Painting Yes, and I have been trying to figure out how to find a sustainable way to do that. I seem to go into an absolute zone when I paint and am up till the wee hours of the morn, then I crash and need to recover. I was having a chat with my husband about it and we both agreed that during the day I feel I need to attend to my 'responsibilities' and so night time feels like the only time I can paint without distractions around my other roles. He suggested I address that by putting a message on my phone saying I'm painting ( and that I equate that with working) and take my painting more seriously ( mindset rather than attitude). Then I could sleep when I need it . I like this idea and have decided to try it and see how I go. I just posted a new canvas that I  finished titled Reaching for the Light. It has been through many phases and layers, bit like me, and then morphed into it's present composition. I kinda love that her bottom looks like another fruit. She was a leaf a few days ago. Change is inevitable and keeps life interesting and juicey - I was suprised and then I thought 'oh well why not!'


  1. Hi Shona, thanks for visiting my blog :) Love the painting. I like figures in paintings. I know what you mean about attending to things that need doing before you get started, but sometimes by the evening your spring has wound down! Whereabouts in WA are you?
    Hugs, Sue :)

  2. Hi again Shona - I can so relate to everything you wrote here! The late late nights, the paintings morphing from one thing to another to another. I admire that you're organising your life in a way that allows you to take your painting time seriously, and that you refer to yourself as an emerging intuitive painter. Your work is beautiful and definitely emerging and developing, but my favourite is the one where you had a visit from the little black snake :)
    Leanne x

    1. Thanks for visiting. Ha ha ha yeh the little black snake was a gift in being present, facing fear and transforming it. That yellow picture ended up as the Garden at Santra Putra Painting. Definitely a place of transformation.

  3. I can completely relate to turning the creative time into a sustainable activity. I've also been trying to figure out how not to lose my momentum to the habits and responsibilities of life.
    I really admire your work so much. Your paintings emanate a great deal of natural power, filled with an ancient wisdom--like mother earth. :)

  4. Thank you Johari, your comment touched me, I am often suprised by my paintings and feel they are definitely being co-created. Whenever I get too precious about them or myself for that matter, I try and remember just that.

    I am getting a bit more sleep and seem to be finding a bit of a balance in life for now ha ha ha ! Let me know how you go and if you find what works for you : )


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