Thursday, January 29, 2015

Little by little.

It doesn't take much to make me happy,

and right now a few things makes me very happy. Little by little my mother is recovering from her brain stroke, I've started to paint again and each day now the birds are throwing the most beautiful concerts. Sparrows, tits, blue tits, trushes, sparrows, magpies and crows just to mention some. As if that wasn't enough, my garden is slowely awakening. Today I photographed the very first flowers, or more correctly, the first flower buds. The bright yellow Eranthis is the first flower to bloom, and it's very welcome. I won't mention the hail that came later on, I'll just see past that.

I found an unfinished mandala, and sat down to finish it. It's such a joy to get back to painting again. First of all I had to clean out and tidy my studio. It has been locked up for winter and has served more or less as a storage room. But, today I dug my way in there and now I'm enjoying all my colors and some time to paint.

This mandala were done using Neocolor 2 crayons, Twinks and I also did paint with some spray inks. I'm not over the top happy with this one, but as the first one in a very long time, it's ok.

The next painting is Twinks only, on top of  black paper. To paint on a dark substrate gives some interesting results. The colors behave differently, and the depth is much more visible.
I call this one done, even that I feel something is missing. I would love to add some white to it.

It feels good to be back, and now I have to pop in and say hello to all my blog friends.


  1. Hi Laila. Happy to hear that your mom is doing better. Hope all continues to be good. Your mandala is awesome as well as the twins piece. Take care and thanks.

  2. welcome back, and so glad to hear about your mother, it still takes a lot out of you, when someone you love is sick, you don't feel like doing much. I felt the same, as I looked after my mother until the end of her life. It seemed all I did was worry about her, and couldn't think of anything else. I can the child becomes the mother.

  3. Hello laila. I'm so sorry your mother has not been well. A stroke can be so devastating. I hope spring brings health and renewal to all . Thanks for your kind message. So much appreciated.

  4. Ooooh my! This is gorgeous - I especially love that bold mandela! SO bold and beautiful! And SO happy to have you back for the SOC! It's going to be a special year as we celebrate the 5th anniversary!! Wheeee xoxo