Monday, 7 July 2014

A flash of Turquoise


I would love to capture how amazing it is to see a Barn owl fly out into the violet haze of early morning, or the flash of iridescent turquoise lining a Kingfishers wings as he skims the water.

 How having a bad back has made me more observant and patient how this pain has become a gift... an insight...  a lesson of life. How its very need for measured movement  has changed my days.

I can share with you my painting, and my French wallpaper decoupage suitcase that I have been covering.

 I have within these warm slow painful days become insightful, sagacious or maybe I just dream of these states of mind?

Here are some of my watercolour paintings from my June work book and projects  xxxx







Village Fairs


My suitcase


The Handle still to cover


Placketts


Bands of vintage patchwork


Afternoon Tea

Hugs Lynn xx

23 comments:

elaine said...

I hope you aren't in too much pain - but like you say - it has enabled you to slow down and notice the world about you - something we should all try to do more of. I love what you have done to the suitcase, turning something ordinary into something special. Your paintings are so inspiring and have encouraged me to pick up my brushes once more.

manon 21 said...

C'est beau Lynn,je te souhaite un bel été.
Amicalement,

Manon

Greenorchid said...


Yep being mindful second by second is the way I choose to be with my spine too... sometimes all we can do is breath mindfully... Sending smiles and hugs Cass x

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Wonderful Lynn ….. I don't know how you do it along with the pain…… but, you have such a wonderful attitude to it . I'm a great believer in positive mental attitude.
Your paintings are so beautiful ….. so delicate and I just LOVE the suitcase.
….. and, I have been fascinated with kingfishers since a little girl. I remember reading an Enid Blyton { or someone similar} book and it described the kingfisher, fishing for fish in a river and I have loved them ever since.
Have a lovely week Lynn and I hope the pain subsides a little. XXXX

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Lynn,
Your work amazes!
Love your romantic old world style, all things covered in tea stained age.

Just so beautiful, I have been painting more on wood canvas, enjoying how it frees up my spirit, yet nothing like the medium you work with.

Will see your beauty soon, I have added you to my sidebar of inspirational blogs so I don't miss a thing you create or write about.

Xx
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Lynn,
Your work amazes!
Love your romantic old world style, all things covered in tea stained age.

Just so beautiful, I have been painting more on wood canvas, enjoying how it frees up my spirit, yet nothing like the medium you work with.

Will see your beauty soon, I have added you to my sidebar of inspirational blogs so I don't miss a thing you create or write about.

Xx
Dore

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

All of it is gorgeous, Lynn. When we are forced to slow down and reevaluate things (as I too have experienced), magic can happen!
Take care.
xo,
Lin

wanda miller said...

how SOFTLY EXQUISITE, your paintings Lynn, so peaceful, enduring...
i am so sorry to hear of your back and pain. and you have turned it into something more...i strive to do this as well each day Lynn. the feedback that i have received over time shows me that people definitely don't think i am complaining and am full of JOY! there is something grand and special about your messages today. much love and healing, with patience and understanding thrown in. you give much BEAUTY to our world. ox

tam said...

That case is gorgeous and I love the drawings I wish I could draw! Sorry to hear your back is still giving you trouble, I injured mine over 5 years ago and it still plays up, nightmare!

Janine Marques said...

Your paintings are so soft and beautiful :) love to visit you
Hope your be better soon, wish you all the best
Sea blessings from the hearth
Nina

Snowbird said...

What a lovely blog you have, I love your artwork and that suitcase, both are very beautiful. Sorry to hear you have hurt you back. I saw your comment on Elaine's post and was intrigued by your name.xxx

Snowbird said...

What a lovely blog you have, I love your artwork and that suitcase, both are very beautiful. Sorry to hear you have hurt you back. I saw your comment on Elaine's post and was intrigued by your name.xxx

wanda miller said...

you left me teary eyed sweet one. and i THANK YOU as well. it is so refreshing to meet humans along the way, that are deep and genuine...icing on the cake would be that we enjoy one anothers artwork, photos, thoughts, etc..i guess it all goes hand in hand and i am glad to place yours in mine ;)

Seawashed Kerrie said...

There is beauty that comes from our sufferings...at least I have found that in my own life. I do believe my own sufferings with health have slowed me down to a place of knowing life more deeply...especially the beauty in nature that surrounds us. So I do understand what you are saying. Your paintings are always a lovely view into your beautiful heart. I have been so happy to see you filling your etsy with your artwork. I am always cheering you on quietly in the background. xxo

Madelief said...

Dear Lynn,

So sorry to hear you are in so much pain. It's good that you can see positive sides to it, but nevertherless it must be horrible being in pain all the time. Your paintings look beautiful. Wish I had your talent!!!

Take care! A big hug from me,

Madelief xox

Jayne said...

Hi Lynn, I so hope your back pain subsides. Your work is so, so beautiful a quality to it that I love but can not describe. I think your vintage fair paintings would make a lovely book. I love your tiny placket and vintage quilt pieces too. I am looking forward to a talk at my local Embroiderer's Guild on Saturday by Mandy Pattulo who works with old quilts.

the woolly dog said...

So glad you are recovering now, slowly but surely, and the wonderful work you have produced at this time is your silver lining, take care.

Streetcomber said...

I hope you will be out of pain soon, your paintings are just beautiful Lynn. Sometimes health issues force us to take a new perspective, I know this to be true. xxx

Gail said...

Hi Lynn...love your sketch books...your paintings are so "lively" and nice ...sorry you are still suffering with your back...it can be so frustrating and exhausting when it flares up but I'm g;ad you are being very constructive !! me and my husband go to a wonderful osteopath who also does acupuncture ..if only I could see her once a week !! sending you love and "healing energy!" Gail x

A Mermaid's Tale said...

Oh that suitcase Lynn, I looooove it! x

Vicki Boster said...

Dearest Lynn-- there is a reason why God has brought you to this place in your life. Not everyone would allow themselves to quietly listen to his voice. Your paintings are beyond beautiful- had it not been for your pain, they may never have been brought to life. You are blessed with a true gift of talent--

I hope -- I pray-- your pains will cease and you can once again become as active as I know you love to be.

Thank you for sharing these gorgeous paintings-- I am in awe.
Xoxo
Vicki

Tammie Lee said...

such lovely paintings, each one

to find a gift within your pain is inspiring

still pain is not fun....

sonne001 said...

Wonderful pictures!!
Many Greetings from Germany!