Touch of Spring

Hi Everyone,

This weeks blog is a photo of my latest miniature flower painting ‘Touch of Spring’. I hope some of you enjoy it. 🙂

They’ll be more to come next week. 🙂 Feel free to skip the art diary if that isn’t your thing. 🙂

(Click on image for a larger view)

Touch of Spring

Touch of Spring

(Acrylics, 10.2cm x 10.2 cm (4″ x 4″)

Sold to private buyer )

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Art Diary… Big steps in miniature

I am currently working on series 2 of the miniature flowers, this painting is number 1 in this series. I’ll have all the miniatures up in a blog together when they’re all finished. 🙂

This painting is rather apt in its title for me, in so much as spring is a time of new beginnings. Series 2 marks the beginning of a new phase of working for me. I had no idea what to expect when I had the idea to do these paintings. I didn’t go in with expectations except to do the first series and see what happens. So I’m very grateful that it’s all going well and they have been well received.

All of series one is finished and have all been sold.  Series 2 and part of series 3 will be for the Station Masters Gallery. I have no idea what to expect. The last three of series one were bought a week after they went into the gallery. So who knows how the next series will go. I’ve found it un-predictable. Some sell before they’re finished other sit a little while. I suppose each time is as different as each flower. 🙂

It’s all happened very suddenly I really haven’t had time to think about it much which is probably a good thing knowing me. 🙂  I’m  just head down, on a steep learning curve working hard to make the most it. 🙂

Whatever happens I am just very grateful and I feel very blessed that I am able to pursue what I love in the capacity I am now. I’m having to learn how to juggle home, friends and two completely different modes of painting (miniatures and large paintings) but I am content in the fray of it all and I’m sure this initial burst of activity won’t continue to be as intense as it is now.

Then again if you don’t grab the opportunities when they come and run with them you sit and wonder..what if…and I have no intention of sitting and wondering about what could have been. 🙂

Until next week, wishing you all a bright and lovely week ahead.

Brightest blessings to you all.

Tikarma. xxx

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10 thoughts on “Touch of Spring

  1. Hi Tikarma,

    This is simply delightful! I love your miniature series its wonderful where our creativity can take us; it takes hold of our hands and guides us to places we may not have had courage to go. I am glad yours took your hands to paint these beautiful pictures.

    And very well done for selling them so quickly; that must give you a clue:)

    Lots of love and
    (((WARM HUGS)))
    Christine xxx

    1. Hi Christine,

      Thank you very much for taking the time out in my blog and for your lovely reply. 🙂

      I’m really glad you are enjoying the miniature flower series. 🙂

      It is indeed interesting the different twists and turns our creative paths can take. 🙂
      I suppose where I am at is not all dis-similar to where you found yourself when you published your beautiful book of poetry. 🙂

      I have always followed the creative path before me with faith that it knows where I am going LOL. 🙂
      From the inital reaction to these paintings it would suggest I am on the right path for me for this time. 🙂

      I hope you are doing well?
      With lots of love
      and ((BIG WARM HUGS)))
      Tikarma
      xoxoxox

  2. Hi Tikarma,

    I love it when a plan comes together.
    Particularly when it does not seem to be our plan – all we were doing was following our instinct and trusting!!

    And I agree with every word Christine said.

    I am delighted for you

    I look forward to seeing more of these paintings.

    (NB the quote “I love it when a plan comes together” comes from ‘The A Team’, but I can’t remember which of the characters said it.)

    Look after yourself

    Arohanui
    (((BSH)))
    and K’sOTC 🙂
    David
    xoxox

    1. Hi David,

      Thank you very much for taking time out in my blog and your lovely and supportive response. 🙂

      I’m genuinely glad that you are enjoying the series of flowers. 🙂

      I very vaugely remember the A-team LOL. I was very little so I’ve no idea who said it either. 🙂 It is though a very good quote. 🙂

      I do very much agree with what you’ve said. Most of my life seems to be following my instincts. With no book to tell you how to live life it seems as good a guide as any and certainly has led me to some very interesting spaces 🙂

      I’m very pleased it is all going well. It is a refreshing breeze of change to have good news and postivie occurances after so much blah and drama. 🙂

      I hope you are doing well and taking good care of yourself (the odd sauasage sandwhich excepted 😀 )

      Arohanui
      (((BSH)))
      and K’sOTC 🙂
      Tikarma
      xoxoxox

      1. Hi Jamie,

        *Rueful grin* Sometimes it seems I remember better TV programmes from way back then (30 years in this case) than I do TV programmes from yesterday!!!

        And you have prompted my memory – It was George Peppard – the character was called Hannibal Smith, and he most often said it with a cigar in the corner of his mouth!! 🙂

        David

  3. Hi Tikarma.

    This is just absolutely beautiful! All the paintings in this series are just wonderful. You have captured their beauty so well and have done a brilliant job re-interperating them from your source material. Having seen the photos, your paintings are more alive and vastly superior! You have created such beauty, it is no wonder that people wish to display them in their homes. Well done! I am very proud of you! ♡

    I am also immensly proud of how you have put yourself out there, jumped in with both feet first, and pushed yourself beyond your limits like a woman possessed! I know how hard all this has been for you and are so proud that you have not given up, but pushed yourself even harder.

    Thank you for being the amazing and talented woman you are. You never fail to enrich my life ♡
    With all the love in my heart, always and forever,
    Jamie
    ♥♥♥

    1. Hi Jamie,

      Thank you very much for your most lovely and supportive comments.
      I’m really glad you’ve enjoyed series one of the flowers. I hope you enjoy series two as well. 🙂
      To be fair to my source photos they are just printed on plain paper and are there as a general guide.
      I’m very glad though that you feel the painitngs do have an aliveness to them. 🙂
      I’m very proud of you too!! It has been a very turblent time of change. We can’t quite seem to get the hang of doing things smoothly LOL. It has been difficult but what matter is that the changes are postive and these paintings are certainly keeping me busy!
      Thankyou for all your support and putting up with my being busy from sun up to sun down and providing many needed coffees. 🙂
      I’m glad you the paintings do give you something too.

      Yours in love always.
      Tikarma
      xoxoxox

  4. Hey Tikarma,

    I can’t believe I missed this week’s blog. I’m usually good at keeping up. Brain fry lol. I love the painting and your explanation behind it.

    I am wishing you a wonderful week.
    xoxo
    DJ

    1. Hey Diana,

      My apologies for the late reply. I’ve been brain fried too! LOL So I can relate. Thanks very much for your lovely comment.
      I am genuniely glad you enjoyed the painitng and the explanation.

      I hope you have had a good weekend and the week ahead is a great one for you. 🙂

      Tikarma
      (((HUGS)))
      xoxoxox

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