Monday, January 29, 2007

Art Journal Week 4 (and things)!!

When I first read Emily's prompt for Week 4 "a symbol you love" I just gulped. I had absolutely NO idea what to do.

I resorted to searching the internet to find symbols to give me some inspiration and on 1 of the sites I came across it listed "Unicorns".

Now I love horses, I used to work with them years ago and as a child my dream was to own a horse. I could never understand why mum and dad hadn't bought me one for Christmas. Ha ha, now a little older and a lot wiser (ooh, no, I think that should be the other way round) I have obviously come to realise that it was far beyond their financial reaches and never in a million years would they buy me a horse.

Anyway, I digress slightly.....my passion for horses meant I had a passion for all things "horsey" and Unicorns come into that category, hence, why I picked a Unicorn for this weeks challenge.

Unicorns symbolize innocence and purity of heart. Although I certainly don't claim innocence I would like to think that my heart is in the right place and hopefully that is how it will remain. The unicorn also helps to bring peace, gentleness, courage, inner wisdom and healing.............all great things in my book.

This one is, again, hand drawn and painted and I am so enjoying painting again. I used to love painting animals, dogs and horses in particular and I starting to realise just how much I have missed it. Sorry that the photo isn't marvellous, I often have to photograph stuff after dark and it just doesn't work so well under artificial light.


















I must just also show you some fabby 3D paints that my super, duper mum bought me. She got me the Crystal ones for Christmas and then we popped into the local art shop in town and they had a HUGE display of these things in all sorts of finishes so mum bought me 4 metallic ones too. They are fabbidoo!!!



















Take care all.

21 comments:

valerie said...

Lovethe unicorn lovley to see it ahnd painted, love the sentiment behind your choice of symbol

Val

judith said...

beautifull painted!! I love the colors and your card!

~*Gems*~ said...

Wow! That is brilliant! :o) Haha if I had attempted to draw/paint a unicorn then you would have mistaken it for something Ashton has created. I am not artistic in the slightest.
I love the meaning behind the unicorn and why you chose it. Gorgeous xxx

Siany said...

This is so pretty!! You really have a knack for drawing dont you?!? Beautiful!!

Vibeche said...

beautiful card you have made :)

queendebbee said...

What a beautiful unicorn, symbol, and card! Thanks for sharing...

jess said...

WOW!!! Such a nice picture!! Wish i could draw like that!!!
Love your card!!
thanks for looking at my card too!!
Oh and.. i love your valentines day countdown!!!!
Xx jess!

Nat said...

Wow - I love your drawing. Gorgeous card!

cheri said...

I am impressed at all this talent! Beautiful card and painting.

Paula said...

How lovely. I remember an episode of Ally McBeal about unicorns, it was one of my favs.
This took me straight back, must dig it out tonight & watch it!!

Still no idea on my symbol yet!!!

marie said...

wow you have a great way of drawing and painting,
love it

Lis said...

Gorgeous, your painting is awesome!!

chanel said...

wow - cool symbol ... mine is a boring old heart, but it is my fav!

Tracie H said...

Love your Unicorn.....what a fab symbol.

sohpiasmom said...

Wow...how beautiful! So cool that you hand drew the unicorn...absolutely love it!

Ruth said...

Fantastic, what a great symblo. Great picture too

Gigi said...

beautiful!! so beautiful!

Penelope Crackers said...

Hooray, another painter! That is how I've been doing the challenges too. I use to paint and draw all the time and then I married a wonderful man who is an amazing artist and felt nervous to do it. After almost 8 years of marriage this challange has got me doing it again. Small- I can do it. :) Anyway, I love your card. It's wonderful. GOod job painting!

TraceyT said...

Di your card is stunning hon - you're so talented xxx

suebaru said...

Beautiul card! That unicorn is amazing

michelle said...

wow, you have an amazing talent, i'm glad you are able to get painting again..