Tuesday, May 18, 2010

So I figure..

..there isn't a good reason I can't  watercolor..right?

I mean, I was talking to the dogs this morning as we were observing Spring..and I saw some lilacs and said, "I could never paint those.."


{bought a whole package of time cards at the thrift store for $1.00 - so I figured I'd use them for something..} 



They both looked up at me .... "why..?"

"Um..well..maybe I could, if I practiced.."

That's when it hit me..why can't I paint those?

I mean, it's not like they are being judged..or that it's my livelihood..or to be painting perfectly-perfect things will cure all the world's problems issues..


So indeed, why not?

When I started paining with oils, no one told me it would be hard..so I didn't expect it to be..and I painted...

I didn't know it was supposed to take a long time to create an oil painting..so it didn't..

And, I never realized you needed expert training..so I had none.

Yet, my paintings supplemented my wages as a waitress while I was a single Mom with 4 kiddos..

(no one told me how to get those either...oopsie! )

So, for me anyway, it's what I expect life to be..'cos I don't know any different.

And I like it that way..even though some would say I am ignorant in my bliss..

So, how do you expect life to be?  Well, you're right..



-me
ps..who knows? Lilacs may be tomorrow's paintings..

20 comments:

Vicki said...

Hey Colleen, finally getting back to blogs...I've missed you!
Saw your itunes ihop one, read about the quails, crocs and lime green you, and LOVE your paintings! And your attitude about everything beautiful (o:

See ya again soon....

Life is good! said...

love the flowers you painted. glad no one ever told you that you couldn't do it! keep on painting!

Trudy Callan said...

I love your attitude and outlook on life. Your paintings are beautiful.

Mellodee said...

Watercolors have always seemed more ethereal and delicate to me. Your's are no exception! Lovely.

diane said...

Love your paintings and your humour. At this age there is not a lot of time left to philosophise about. I expect it to be fun and relaxing but I guess there will be illness and worry...don't look forward to getting any older.

Karen said...

The paintings are beautiful and I love your attitude. Gotta get me some of that attitude!

Sweet Repose said...

Did I write this or what...same identical situations...who knew and you never know until you try, right...

And I been tryin' ever since, just sold my lil' bird on the reeds watercolor, sure it ain't for a million billion like the Picasso...but I'm thrilled with me and I guess that's all that really matters...right...I always knew you had the talent and water coloring is the perfect distraction...all the mistake look perfect!!! Ha!

Kudos girl!!!

Breezy said...

Your watercolors are beautiful~~ can a purchase one from you??? I would love to have one.
XOXO
gail

Lucy said...

So pretty. Can I be in your will?

Ming said...

Bravo, great 'simple' works of art.

Vee said...

Colleen, they're wonderful...inspired even. I think you could easily sell those time card paintings. Give it a whirl!

Joyce said...

I became a photographer because I couldn't paint. It was always my fondest wish to be able to paint something recognizable. Maybe I should give it another try. Your paintings are beautiful.

Sue said...

I love that you just jumped in and DID this! I am often hesitant to try new things for fear 'it won't turn out'. Silly way of thinking, because one never knows until we actually go for it. Like you say, who is judging us?

Now you know that you can watercolour paint....your pieces look great!

Sue:)

Jules said...

Very pretty paintings!

myletterstoemily said...

your paintings are lovely! the sky is awash
in soft blues, and your flowers look like
they are trying to jump to the sky.

Lindsay Bunker said...

YOU ARE SO TALENTED WOMAN!!!!! I would like one of these so much! I am amazed at everything you do!

Pearl said...

Beautiful flowers! You are such a talented girl, how about an etsy shop? Love your attitude on life.

Just Breathe said...

Colleen ~ I am so impressed. Really these are so pretty. I am looking forward to your lilac, I love them. You just might have to start selling these to me. I could just see a whole wall with framed water colors. You have talent.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Keep painting, Hon!!! Without "Rules"!


>^_^<

Jean said...

Just checkin' in to say Hi! I've been bad about visiting . Your water colors are adorable. I've used my acrilics to water color and they work fine. Jean