Sunday, 27 November 2016

Oil painting of a robin and lack of cross stitch

Dear all,

I can't believe it has been so long since my last post.

It seems I have less and less time to do things that I love ... it must be what growing up feels like.

Some may remember me mentioning that apart from cross stitch that I am also a part-time artist. A scary thought occurred to me last New Years Eve... I haven't picked up my brush in so long that I was unsure I could paint any more.

Well one of my New Year's resolutions was to start painting again. I have managed four oil paintings so far this year. Including ...

But this may be it for 2016. With time ticking by ... and there being other demands on my time. Studies ... work ...

With light fading away as winter approaches, unfortunately I was unable to pick up my sheep. I am also unsure what is wrong with my eyes ... but my perfect vision seems less perfect as time goes on. I went to theatre recently, and I was in the first half of the hall and the actors were all blurry. And don't start me on any training sessions we have at work (I am unable to see what it says on the screen!) This is the same problem I am having with small count. I just can't seem to see the holes clearly enough.

Until soon (hopefully with some cross stitch),



  1. Nice painting ! That's great you could make that many paintings this year. I understand losing confidence after having an artist's block but I have seen that when I pick up my old interests at a slow pace and without high expectations from myself, I was able to sail through it peacefully.

  2. Your painting is lovely! And don't worry, the stitching bug will bite again soon. In the meantime, just concentrate on your studies and your work! :D

  3. I love your painting, it's just beautiful. Sounds like a trip to the opticians and a magnifier is required! I couldn't stitch now without my daylight lamp.

  4. That would look great as a cross stitch!! Perhaps that might return your stitchy bug. But creativity and happiness is all that matters. I think we all need a balance between work, studies and all of life's requirements. xo Alicia