The colours still make me happy, which is good since I can't even see a hint of blue skies around here yet.... Oh well, at least we don't have snow ;-)
I called it "Someday we'll stand in the sun", for two reasons: first of all because I consider it a sunny painting, but also because the world is such a big mess at the moment, with so much hate between religions, that I sometimes lose courage and look at the future with dread.
And then I have to remind myself that things will get better, that people will come to their senses, that someday all people will indeed stand in the sun and embrace and accept each other's differences. So in a way this painting represents hope for me.
"Someday we'll stand in the sun"- mixed media on canvas - 40x30cm (15,7x11,8 inches)
I still didn't work on my bigger painting, because I discovered a new love: ACEO's. I have done some ATC's in the past, but didn't like the small size so I stopped doing it. But lately when I'm listening to the radio I so often hear song lyrics that speak to me, and I was thinking of ways how to incorporate that in a daily art practice. Because I really want to make art every day, but it needs to be something small that I can easily do even when I don't have much time. I wanted to do something with collage, using my own art. And tadaa! Since I got some questions on Etsy already whether I sell ATC's, the idea of making ACEO's was born. And I had so much fun with it, I guess I'll be making lots more of these in the future :-)
People that have been following me might recognize some of these faces. They're al from paintings and sketches in the past, and I love re-using them and making something new out of it. And best of all: I can use all those lyrics that I love so much.
I have re-opened my Etsyshop but only listed a few items, since I'm still not sure whether I want to keep my shop open or not. I have been looking into selling art on this blog via Paypal-buttons, so I might start with these ACEO's. This weekend might be a good time to try it out :-)
Anyway, that's it for this week. Here in Belgium, the Easter holidays are starting tonight, and I'm looking forward to having a bit more time on my hands. I'll be linking this to Paint Party Friday, my favorite bloghop :-) Thanks for visiting, I wish you a very happy sunny day, and a loving Easter weekend ♥ ♥ ♥