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Today was a little tough for me at work.  Not a bad day, just one that wasn’t the best of the best of the best, as they say…

I think I am very much looking forward to the Christmas / New Year break to allow myself to chill out and regroup for 2014.

So, as I do when I have to process things inside me, I have turned to my art as a way of expressing things that I cannot verbally say.  This image above shows a sketchy kind of painting of an Eagle the my partner works with here in Australia.  I loved the photo of this bird and felt inspired to use his side profile as my muse to let out some of the ‘stuff’ inside me.

I couldn’t tell you what I was thinking about as I do not know.  I was just being while I played with pen, graphite paint and watercolours in one of my visual diaries.

It turned out pretty okay so I thought I’d share it.  Oh and the grey thing at the bottom of the photo with the owls all over them are my legs in my PJ’s.  Yes… I paint in my PJ’s.

I haven’t been doing much art lately, but I can feel the urge and the inspiration kicking back in.  I am grateful when this happens and I feel inspired in my arty life again.  So who knows what the holidays will inspire me to create.  I am going through a jewellery phase, a creative writing phase and now it seems my drawing and painting phase is coming back online – woot!