Blue Kitty

Abstract realism is feeling more and more like my little “place in the sun”, my home, in the world of arty goodness.


I sketched Penny the other night in my art journal in colored pencil, and decided to go back in with my Cotman travel palette and splash some paint around.    I thought you might enjoy this article from The Washington Post about how making art is the new meditation.    It certainly resonated with me!

*flinging art supplies to the far reaches of the planet*   Peace.

32 thoughts on “Blue Kitty

  1. Very interesting article. I know that I enjoy painting most when I’m “in the zone”. Everything else fades away and there’s only the paper and paint. This doesn’t happen as often as I’d like though! 🙂

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    1. Even in meditation, that doesn’t happen as often as I’d like – in fact, it hardly ever happens for me (and I practice daily), but with art, I think it’s much easier to slip into that meditative state! Oddly enough. With abstract, even easier. Have you ever worked abstract Nicola?

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        1. Do you really think so, Charlie? You’re not saying it just to be kind? Because I’d really like to do more of this kind of work. I’ve already done a few abstract sketches of Penny these last couple of days….it’s helping my from a therapeutic standpoint, but I’m really enjoying the expression, too. I’d love to do more of them.

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          1. I’m very kind, and also have this complete inability to say anything I don’t actually believe! 😉hehe…so…Uhm YES!! I really really think so! Besides…a little “birdie” told me you’re awesome at drawing animals (several beautifully drawn birds actually…and a cute little snail said so too if I recall…😉)

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  2. Your blue kitty tugs at my heart strings, Laura! It is a very touching painting. And neck hugs are the best! 💙 I enjoyed the article you shared – and I agree that art can be very meditative. When I’m in a creative zone, I loose all track of time. Love it when this happens! Sending you a furry hug from Jack! 🐱💖

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