taking flight into art, love, and life (the blog)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

illustration friday - feet

"Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love." - rumi



these are the very first bare feet i've painted. i love going barefoot, though living in Oregon rarely gives me the opportunity (because it's so cold!).

since discovering my art i:

don't mind so much when the dishes and laundry pile up

take my time in whatever it is i'm doing

feel proud of myself for taking the leap

feel more like life is little work and more play

i get up earlier on my days off so i can get to the art table sooner

feel more of life's simplicity

feel more free, myself, easygoing

listen to more music

obsess over backgrounds and faces

have learned that dreaming can take you to very real places

25 comments:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

wow; they just keep getting better and better.

Look What I Made said...

Your work is just beautiful. I just love the detail in the clothing and background. I look forward to seeing each painting!

liz elayne said...

I love this glimpse into what you are beginning to let go of through creating. You are finding yourself in a new way and that is beautiful.
And this piece is gorgeous. Love her bare feet! And, of course, I love her wings...

Bron Smith said...

You have a very appealing painting style. I'm from Puyallup, near Tacoma.

Alina Chau said...

beautiful piece!

tiffinix said...

Wonderful! The colors the clothing - just beautiful.
P.S. Loved the tattoo one as well and that you could not bring yourself to add one!

Joy Eliz said...

You are so right! I never really sat down and thought about how much more fulfilling my life is with art. Thanks for the inspiration!

TXArtcGal said...

All of our pieces are beautiful!! Love your unique style! Fantastic!

Michael O'Connell said...

fine work… keep exploring… it's all about the ride!

carla said...

This is really outstanding! The feet turned out so well, and our choice of colors makes this feel very grounded. The background texture sets the firgure off nicely, especially since the skin is smoothly textured. I love the little flowers, too:> It's so true that once you start opening up those creative doors, everything feels different!

firstborn studio said...

kelly!
thanks so much for commenting on my blog...i may not have found you otherwise! you are an amazing and delightful artist...sharp as a tack and cute as a button!
i'll be back and i am gonna link you 2 me!
denise

murphy girl said...

love your style, great images! inspiring words, too

Roz Foster said...

Your work is so magically feminine--beautiful. I love her wordy wings, her bird crown, the richly layered textures of paint and miscellaneous type/music.

gudbrandsdottir said...

This is so great picture, I love the flowers and the birds. You have a great style, very nice work!
And the words.....oh so true!!

HARDWAX said...

Like your words, glad your art makes you content with yourself, beautiful, I like your work so much, this one with her little bare feet and bird on her head is so enjoyable to look at.

Hotwire said...

I really like the style of your work.

la vie en rose said...

you are so good! i just love her tiny feet...and her dress...i wonder if i could find one like that for myself?

Laini Taylor said...

This is beautiful, Kelly!

Kim Carney said...

It is wonderful, light piece, makes me want to be barefoot right now

the heartful blogger said...

Wow Kelly this is gorgeous, so textured, really beautiful. Fairy tale like but deeper. I love it. Love the Rumi quote too.

Mardougrrl said...

I really loved this..both the painting and your words. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

shoofly said...

i love your list of art discoveries! and I love the bird! your artwork is beautiful...

Francesca said...

beautiful work and the list had me nodding in agreement :)

andrea said...

I LOVE this!!!!
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Brandi said...

Very cute piece. This reminds me, in a way, of art by Misty Mawn. Great colors and you did a really fabulous job on the feet. They are hard to paint! Brandi





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