“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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Monday, January 3, 2011

What I have been busy with during the holiday season.

First of all a very Happy New Year to everyone! May 2011 be a year full of wonderful blessings and may it be a year filled with laughter and love. Thank you to all my followers for all the comments and visits during the past year. I appreciate each and every one. 

During the holiday season I had a lot of time to re-think my life and  it was a time of reflection and taking stock of all the things that are important to me. I started a new personal journal which I am not sharing with the world and it is already filled with a lot of writings about all the things I want to change and also all the things I want to improve during this year. I am very good at procrastinating which is one of the things I have to watch out for as well as the fact that I always have such good intentions to exercise but never seem to stick to a routine. Have to work on that! :) 

I started a brand new watercolor journal and will dedicate this one to nature and the natural world around me. I want to explore nature a bit and do sketching outside and this will give me the opportunity to do just that. This is my first page and I am really excited about this journal and enjoyed my morning in the garden sketching these.
 I also did a few pages in my journal and used mainly gouache and watercolors. I love gouache! It's so yummy and rich and colorful! I think it's my new favorite medium to work with.

I also managed to paint this ATC with gouache
and then I also did this quick watercolor sketch 
It's been a wonderful time and sadly the holidays are now over and I have to get back to work but weekends here I come! I will be out with my journal, camera and watercolors to capture all the happenings. Until next time keep well everyone! 


  1. Brava Ansota!!! Happy new year!!!


  2. Wow!! I love what you have done with your new journal!!! Awesome pages so far, and very best wishes to you in the new year!!

  3. I just love your art. I especially love your new watercolor nature journal!! How wonderful it sounds to be able to sit in a garden and paint....sigh.

  4. I love your idea of a watercolor journal...and what you have done is just beautiful. I hope you have many blessings in this new year!


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