Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Whimsey page willowing art course week 2 part 2


For week 2 of the willowing art course we are required to draw some whimsey figures. I have never drawn whimsey figures before so am very pleased at the way they have turned out. The page needed to be about a childhood trauma but I was lucky enough not to have a trauma involving abuse, death etc so I have painted one of my happiest memories from my own childhood. My best friend unfortunately moved house when I was very young so instead I used to play in the garden on my swing for hours watching the birds and dreaming or reading a book about fairy tales or imaginary characters from far off lands..grimms fairy tales was a favourite of mine along with alice in wonderland and hans christian anderson..

19 comments:

Donna said...

Lorraine..I LOVE these girls...and flowers. I used to do the same thing..sit out in the garden and read fairy tales. Sadly, I endured a lot of abuse as a child as did my sisters. The garden, my fairytales, and poetry were my solace.

Your painting is so ..I don't know how to describe it..comforting and friendly. It makes me think of childhood again.

xo
Donna @ Comin' Home

PS. Square dancing IS the funnest thing! Our family loves doing it and Tim and I plan to ward off old age by keeping it up after the kids are all grown. :O)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful!

Rita A. said...

I love your flower and bird. What cute little whimseys and a great take on Willowing's class.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

You have done an amazing job with your whimsy drawings/paintings. You really got imaginative whereas I basically drew and painted what she taught! How boring is that? Well done! I really love your flower and bird!

Rosie said...

Wow, what a great art work, love it

Carin said...

Love your whimseys! I'm only just starting on the image transfer page and can't wait to get started on the whimseys!

Janet Ghio said...

I love your whimseys- especially the bird and the smiling flower!

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous spread, lvoe your whimsies.

Pat Beaumont said...

Great Lorraine - haven't started mine yet

Martina2801 said...

This is delightful, Lorraine!
Fantastic painting. I love it.

Sid said...

Great looking arty stuff Lorraine !!

Gaby Bee said...

Beautiful pages! Your painting is great.

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Sam said...

Beautiful page! I love your whimsies and the flower with the face is fab! Love the fact that you have added different whimsy characters! x

Lynn Stevens said...

Lorraine, This is gorgeous and how fortunate to not have trauma growing up. I wish more could have such a childhood!

lisa fulmer said...

very sweet, really love the bird.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

I was inspired from your whimsy drawing and have created a whimsy flower too! Thanks for your inspiration!

Kristin said...

Oh! THIS is WONDERFUL! I love it, xo

Melinda Cornish said...

I love this! I especially love the flower face...I can see the inspiration you mentioned...