Friday, 7 April 2017

Paint Party Friday - Sticking with Colour



This week has not been as productive as I would have liked. But life gets in the way, my aches and pains get in the way, and I’ve got to make the best of it. I could easily have thrown the towel in, but I didn’t. That’s the main thing. Perseverance is key in all walks of creativity.


I came to know this through my writing. Rejection slip after rejection slip came through the letterbox before I got my first piece published, and what a thrill that was. The grin on my face said it all, but I think running around our home screaming at the top of my voice that finally I’d done it, let everyone know I was pleased.


However, there’s more to perseverance than just reaching one’s goal. There’s all the effort one puts in to write another story or another article, despite the rejection slips still coming through the door.  That’s perseverance, too. There are days when words flow from the fingertips to the keyboard without as much as a second thought, but then there are days when nothing comes out. It’s on those days that perseverance is key. The willingness just to keep on writing, no matter what (perseverance), is what gets one there in the end.


Anyway, my pieces  this week for PPF are a couple of pages from my art journals, again. I really must get out the watercolour paper that I’ve stored away at the back of the wardrobe. The paper in these sketchbooks is not perfect for watercolour (what do you expect for £1.50 each), but I’m getting so much enjoyment out of filling them that I don’t really mind. 


I'm sticking with the colorful theme from last week. I hope you like them. Have a great weekend.


This post is linked to Paint Party Friday.






                                                                                                                                                      

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    1. Thank you, Consie, for your your kind comment. Very much appreciated.

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  2. Love the flowers from your journal. It's not always easy to keep going, but it's important not to give up. Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you, Valerie-Jael, for your comment. No, it's not always easy to keep going, but baby-steps will get us there in the end. Thank you for visiting.

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  3. Beautiful flower papers and art journal pages!
    Happy PPF xx

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    1. Thank you, sirkkis, for commenting. Glad you like them.

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    1. Hi, Clare, and thank you for commenting. Very much appreciated.

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  5. Like them??? I love them John!!! They're gorgeous and so happy feeling!!! You just keep filling up that journal!!! No rejections here!!!

    Happy PPF!!!

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    1. Hi, Jan, thank you for commenting. Wow! I don't know what else to say, but I'm really pleased you like them. Glad you got a sense of happiness from them.

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  6. They are wonderful! creative and colorful and bring a bit of Spring into the day ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Carol, for your kind words. Glad they added to your day.

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  7. So beautifully colored! Wishing you a happy and stress-free weekend.

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    1. Hi, Faye. Thank you so much for you nice comment.

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  8. Love these colourful pieces, I love colour. Thanks for your inspiring post this week on perseverance.

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Hope you found it useful. Glad you enjoyed my pieces.

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  9. so pretty and cheerful! they would make lovely notecards;) Nice post on perseverance. Happy PPF!

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    1. Hi, Linda. Thank you very much. Glad you like them and pleased you enjoyed my post.

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  10. Beautiful, luv the vibrant colours you used

    Happy PPF

    much love...

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    1. Hello, Gillena. Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to comment. Glad you like them.

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  11. These are lovely, full of bright spirit.
    Good paper is such a joy to work with. You can explore what the paint can do in a more joyful way. But sometimes it is nice to just sit down and fill the pages one by one in a sketchbook.

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    1. Thank you, Tammie Lee. Yes, I agree, good quality watercolour paper is much better. I have lots of it, but at the moment I'm just having fun getting back into the swing of painting again. Thank you for visiting and for commenting.

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  12. Very wise words, and so true for everybody who's trying to make a living as an artist/creative. I need to remind myself of that often ... I love the happy art you make, the colours and flowers make me smile :-)

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    1. Thank you, denthe, for your your kind comment. Glad you enjoyed my art, and yes it's easy to forget that with a little perseverance much can be achieved.

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  13. Your piece looks colorful and very happy! Put a big grin on my face. Have a great weekend. Hugz, Rasz

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    1. Hi, Rasz. Thank you for visiting and for commenting. Glad you liked my pieces and happy they put a smile on your face.

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    1. Hi, Granny Annie. Thank you for visiting and for you kind comment.

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    1. Thank you for commenting. I'd never thought of that, but I suppose they would makes nice designs for clothing.

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  16. Really beautiful. Yes keep going, work through the pain, feel the art. You have done that.

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    1. Thank you for commenting, Nicole. I'm glad you like my pieces, and yes, we need to keep going whatever the situation.

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  17. Lovely colorful doodles, always a pleasure to sit down to make them. I have lots of them in my journals as well.

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    1. Hello, Laila. Thank you for visiting and for commenting. I enjoy drawing them. Filling these sketchbooks is really getting me back into art again.

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  18. I enjoyed your post today, it was a good reminder for me. I love your art pieces, they are so joyful and uplifting. :)

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    1. Thank you, for your kind comment. Glad you enjoyed my post and my artwork. I like to see a smile on peoples faces, and my art seems to do that.

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