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A Shipwreck On My Finger.....

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#1 Alexcat

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 08:57

I was inking yesterday, and got some on my fingers, as is usual(I have a box of disposable gloves, but keep forgetting)

Anyway.....one inky finger looked ( to me)like old shipwrecks, the masts sticking up .....there's a village not far from me, which has a bay, and when the tides out, there are several wrecks visible, the masts sticking up at all angles. Eery, sad, beautiful.....

Makes feel like getting my painting mojo going. Inspiration comes in strange and unknown ways and places....

Alex

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 09:27

I think you have a miniature work of art there. Better varnish that finger and get along to an art gallery :-)


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 09:41

Chop it down and frame it. Sell for millions..

 

Honestly, if i could sell mine for millions, i do it without second thinking :D :D



#4 Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 10:03

Cool!



#5 J_MM

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 11:00

Perhaps it is time for you to move to watercolours.

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 14:07

Perhaps it is time for you to move to watercolours.


Am an artist.....just not been doing any painting for years, due to being full time carer and other things. Hoping to get back to it at some point......not quite got my 'oomph' back as yet: just over a year since my husband beamed up to heaven, and mostly just getting by is the best I can manage, for now.

So, maybe at some point..... :)

And thanks for all the lovely comments.

Alex
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Posted 30 July 2015 - 15:31

Alex:

It appears that something inside you is so determined to resume painting that you are beginning to channel JMW Turner. Maybe it would be best to unleash it.

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#8 Randal6393

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 16:29

Hi, Alexcat,

 

Sorry to hear about your loss. Glad to see your enjoyment of life is returning.

 

Best wishes and hoping you enjoy life.

 

Thanks for a whimsical moment of fun.


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 16:56

Alex:
It appears that something inside you is so determined to resume painting that you are beginning to channel JMW Turner. Maybe it would be best to unleash it.
ron


Oh my, what a wonderful post....making me smile(and also bringing back a lovely memory....long ago when we lived in Edinburgh, we used to go to the a National Gallery on New Year's Day, to see the Turner watercolours, which were only "allowed out" once a year, in January, as they are so light sensitive....took me right back there with that, and it was such a nice thing)

And it's just a wonderful quote which I'm going to copy out into my wee Filofax of quotes and sayings and anything else which helps or makes me smile or motivates.

Thanks so much
Alex
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Posted 30 July 2015 - 16:57

Hi, Alexcat,
 
Sorry to hear about your loss. Glad to see your enjoyment of life is returning.
 
Best wishes and hoping you enjoy life.
 
Thanks for a whimsical moment of fun.


Thank you for your kind words, Randall....much appreciated

Alex
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Posted 30 July 2015 - 18:41

British blockade in Boston Harbor, 1777.  


Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
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Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 19:19

I think it is a sign that someone or something wants you to start painting again!

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 20:10

A lovely story you shared! Inspiration is what helps us continue difficult journeys and be grateful that some has come your way....many people never have the advantage of a bit of muse.


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 20:36

That is one beautiful finger!


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 20:59

Thanks for the smile. :)

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 01:57

I wish I could draw as good as that shipwreck looks!

 

I'm almost tempted to see if I can get the same result next time I ink up :happyberet:


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