Saturday, April 2, 2011

An arty blast from my past

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I painted this when I was 16 years old. Wow, that's a long time ago.
It's watercolour/acrylic and lace. I remember being very pleased with it when I finished it and am still quite fond of it today.
I was looking at it this morning and wondering if I'd ever feel motivated enough to paint something like this again. The thought of it is rather daunting.
I just don't know what art project to take on next. I know I would like to do some more things for the Etsy store. Not jewellery. Maybe some painting (small ones!) or maybe some prints or cards from artwork? But artwork of what? Simple table settings with sweet teacups? Flowers?
Decisions, decisions!
Maybe if you come back this time next year I might have decided!
I hope you are all having a nice Saturday.
xx
ps sorry for terrible photo - in a rush as usual!

25 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful painting! I can't believe you did it when you were 16.

    Do you have it hanging somewhere, or is it stored away?

    I hope it inspires you to paint something. (Finding the time though. That's a killer.)

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  2. Love it Sarah....do some more!

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  3. Very French impressionist. You totally have to get your brushes out again. I never tire of good still life! xx

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  4. What a great painting - I love dragging out my old high school art file and looking at all the pieces I worked so hard on. I think some small paintings in your Etsy shop is a great idea.

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  5. You're so creative! What a great painting. You're very talented and should paint more often :)

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  6. Oh, Sarah, that is seriously impressive for a 16 year old. You have such talent, my friend! We'll have to talk about this on Monday - are you still free? J x

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  7. Great work, really fabulous art there!! I got full marks for my HSC paintings but when i left home to get married my parents pretty much said "can we throw it now". It's gone, i don't mind either, love Posie

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  8. Sarah.. that is gorgeous!!! You have a great talent! I want to get my etsy moving again, I've been slacking.
    Have a fantastic day.

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  9. Have a nice weekend darling....love love Ria....xxx...

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  10. You're joking?! I think it's an incredible painting. You should definitely do some more. Rachaelxx

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  11. Sarah, your painting is beautiful, and you did it at 16 years of age! I am so impressed! Whatever you decide to do, just remember to enjoy :) Your work is wonderful and I can't wait to see what you create next! Happy Sunday ~ Txx

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  12. What a fantastic painting! The subject is timeless, I love the tea cup and tea pots surrounded by pretty flowers. Painting is so soothing and satisfying, I am looking forward to seeing what you paint next! X

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  13. That is excellent, I'm always so envious of people who are artistically talented, I have zero talent in this regard! Thanks for your comment, I will have to upload the pictures of the progress at the hut!

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  14. Wow Sarah you are so talented! A small set of paintings maybe to get you back into it?

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  15. Awesome painting Sarah, I wish I was as talented as you! Hope you find the inspiration for your next project soon :)

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  16. WOW & WOW!!! You are supremely talented Sarah. This piece is so layered and textured, I can tell it would have taken a long time. You should definitely get back into the painting. :)

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  17. Sarah....this is incredible. I would love to have Sarah B work in the shop and definitely think you should pick up that paintbrush :)

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  18. Wow Sarah this is amazing, you are so lucky to have such a gift. I love the idea of small paintings. I think the romantic style of this painting would lend itself really well to gorgous detailed small paintings...time to brush off those brushes xx

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  19. Lovely to see you last week Sarah, I hope we didn't keep you at work too late, I thought it was a great exhibition. Did you have a nice weekend? When are you off again? I love your painting I definitely think you should take it up again! Did you enjoy painting? I was never much good at it but liked printmaking a lot, we had David Keeling as our school art teacher and he was wonderful to learn from.

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  20. Sarah you are very talented and if you started taking classes for the comaraderie I bet you would have the spirit to paint again!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  21. Sarah, you have been hiding your light under a bushel! This is beautiful and I think you should paint more often! xo

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  22. What a wonderful painting Sarah! And at 16!!Cant beleive you coudl produce something as amazing as that and not still be painting!
    Paintings would be a great idea for your Etsy and would compliment the lovely cards you already have there - and as you say, china and flowers - you already have the ideas!
    Go for it!!!

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  23. Your art work is amazing Sarah, you are a very talented lady. xx

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