Saturday, June 26, 2010

Kicking Fear to the Curb!

Thank you everyone who posted such encourging and lovely commets to my last post.  It felt a wee scary to put myself so out there, but I'm very glad I did.  Apparently I'm not the only one with these fears.  :)  And it's good to know I have some company in this area. 

Because of your generous support, I was able to push some of those fears aside and finish two paintings!  A 3rd one is super close to being done, and yet a fourth is just beginning!

 I'm so so proud of myself for leaping into my studio and picking up the paintbrushes.   Granted I still haven't gained control of my time managing skills, so by the time I actually make it in to the studio is quite a bit later than I originally wanted.  Yet the fact is, I am getting in there even if it is at 10pm.   Will work on that!

On that note, I thought I'd post a couple pics of how things are coming along.  These are not the finished products, as I want to save that unveiling until I get everything photographed properly next week.

Here we go...

So remember the purple glitter spot diseased bird from few posts ago?  The one you see above? I just could not get past the tapioca/disease look this bird was sporting, so here is a sneak peak of what I've done to improve it...
Sorry, you can't see it all yet.  :)  But seriously, I like this much better.  And that reminds me of something one of the commenters shared in the last post.  It was Chrissy who relayed something that Kelly Rae said to her.  And that was, "There are no mistakes!"  I loved that saying the minute I read it, and you know what?  It's so true.  Had I not made the "mistake" of putting the disease spots on this bird, I would not have thought to cover it up with tiny scraps of paper, thereby creating a patchwork effect, which I'm such a sucker for.  Thank you Chrissy for sharing that!

Now, remember this photo from last week?

Well here is a preview of what's happening with  it....


Getting my painting skills on! 

That's all for now!  Working on the Mad Hatter piece and the Small World piece today, hope to have pictures to show soon. 

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. The moment I see the pic on blog follow list, i know right away that it's yours without looking at your name ! You go, girl !

  2. i am in love with this bird and the flower......gorgeous!!

  3. Your work is so gorgeous and colorful! So happy to know that you are embracing your fear and just letting your creativity flow! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

  4. So glad you got your inspiration back. These look great!

  5. Oh my gosh!!! This is such an amazing painting! I love the really is beautiful!!! I hope you will never doubt yourself as an artist, because you really are. I am so inspired by your blog and your artwork...simply amazing!

  6. Dear Michele, Thank you for the lovely comment that you left on my blog. It really warmed my heart! Your works in progress look absolutely beautiful. I love the fun, bright colours! I can't wait to see the finished results! Its wonderful to read that you are pushing past your fears too. Way to go! :)

  7. I really love how that painting is coming along.....all the layers and the colors....

  8. love your bird painting and all the texture and colors going on!!! thank you for commenting on my blog and leading me to yours. it's nice to meet you.

  9. Hello- just hopped over via the art blog hop. Love your tick story! I can identify, I would do that for a spider and I do not think you over reacted- at all!

  10. I love where these paintings are going. You definitely kicked your fear to the curb! Can't wait to see the finished pieces!

  11. You definitely have a distinct style and color palette already. Bright and bold, the jewel tones of India... I LOVE these colors!

    I know exactly the fear you speak of and I am so happy to see that you are pushing through them and painting your heart out. Keep it up Michelle, the world is just opening up...

    Happy painting my new friend... xo

  12. Wow, these are awesome, Michele. I agree with Danielle,they have a very Indian feel about them with the bright jewel colours. Loooove them, particularly watching how each piece is developing. I am sooo pleased that you've kicked those fear gremlins out of the way and are creating again.... you go, Girl, and fly!!
    Huge hugs

  13. I love the colours too. Gorgeous! Good on you for kicking nasty fear to the curn. Come and kick mine too! I also like how you spell Michele!!! LOl.

  14. lol! I am virtually trying to kick your fear gremlins out the door along with mine. Hope it works! And thank you so much for the compliment Michele (with one L) :)

  15. from a fellow flyer - just love the brightness of your work - that's one of the things that's hard for me so I really admire it in others

    gotta say tho that this blog isn't nearly as bright as your website or art