Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Reflections and lights

On the drive home tonight, it was interesting to note just how many houses had been decorated with Christmas lights not only inside, but with fully decorated lit trees inside too. Its a bit early for me to get into that yet, but I have to admit that the lights do brighten the dark winter drive and I quite miss them once Christmas is over and they're gone.

My manikin held an ornament that I found in a box in my studio and I experimented with reflections. I love the distortion that spheres provide and am toying with the idea of a pen and ink drawing around this.

I've spent two nights trying to get time to do some painting and each night something crops up that takes my time away and before I know it, its too late to contemplate getting into painting mode.

If I did start, I'd need a few hours as I get lost in the process and time disappears. So tomorrow night. Nothing will stop me. I will turn off the phone and retreat to my studio and create something.


Anita said...

Its a little early for me too - I think I would be totally sick of Christmas if I had decorations up already!
Sometimes its hard to find a spare minute to paint - for me taking regular exercise has had to be sacrificed in order to make sure I have time. If only there were 25 hours in the day!

Jeanette said...

Oh yes, I know that feeling. I have a basement full of exercise equipment acting as coat racks while I draw and paint instead.