“To find your creative muse you have to go to a place within yourself where no one else has ever been. Experiment, brake the rules, make mistakes, grow and most of all ... Have fun while doing it! Don't wait for inspiration to come to you .. go out and find it.Never loose the child within you because within the child you will find your imagination. Be creative and be inspired and you will live a life filled with wonderful creative blessings."

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Sunday, December 12, 2010


Today I want to revisit one of my earlier paintings and thought to do a post about those days. I still remember how I struggled with this particular painting of Sasha. Since I started my journey in art I have been exploring so many different styles but it has been such a wonderful learning experience and when you are self-taught and there isn't anyone around to give you tips or guidance the road to success can sometimes be very hard. When I started I went through the phase of wanting to do animals and I painted a number of paintings. I sold all the ones that were framed but the one painting I could never sell is this one of Sasha.

She was a lot of work and lot of detail ... can't remember exactly but I remember I started painting her and couldn't get the head in proportion so just tucked her away and then a few months later I took her again and all of a sudden she was ready to be finished. I love this painting and I had offers from family members who want to buy her but there is something about her that is too personal to me. I will never sell her. That was the last painting of an animal I did and after her I didn't touch paints for years until two years ago when I decided to start art journaling and now I am on a new road of discovery. What a wonderful journey I have been on so far and I am still learning something new every day.


  1. Sasha is beautiful, you were right not to sell it!
    Congratulations, I really like the set and especially the eyes!

    Ciao Ansota!

  2. I agree--she's beautiful and special. What a wonderful piece to keep to help remind you of your art journey.

  3. Hi Ansota- I really love this piece-Beautiful work! Your post reminds me of me I did a lot of animals for commission when I was younger too, and your right when there is no teacher to help and inspire you along the way it can be hard sometimes and it is a journey to learn and grow and figure things out, I feel the same being self taught means youll always will learn something from every painting for the next painting, but it is fun. I love your your Mary Rosy painting on your sidebar very pretty face-Sincerely,Jonny

  4. What an expression! Such character! And so detailed... I wouldn't see her either. She "talks".


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