Monday, 23 February 2009

Passionate about Painting

April has given me this award! I was honoured to be chosen to list 7 things I love in a previous post. For this award I shall tell you of 7 more.

1. Music of course, it feeds your soul. Last night we were lucky enough to go to a concert of a musician called Chango Spasiuk an Argentine chamamé musician and accordion player. The accordion isn't my first choice to listen to but let me tell you I'm converted after listening to every emotion possible squeezed from this instrument.

2. Holding a new born baby. I've had my fair share of this so I can't complain!

3. The beauty of a sunset, whatever season. The winter brings the drama in the sky and the summer sunset is accompanied by the golden light.

4. Lovely smells such as the smell of coffee, or cooking spices, or herbs. I have an unusually keen sense of smell, which has got stronger as I get older...hormones to blame?? It's not always a pleasant asset!

5. Children's picture books. I've had the perfect excuse to buy them over the years, but really and truly they were for my own pleasure. I've started buying them again just for me and feel a tiny bit naughty but hey, it's research isn't it?

6. Bright sloshy puddles of watercolour.

7. I have a special fascination for vintage toys. We moved a lot when I was young so I never got to keep the really old ones, so when I come across something that looks familiar in a museum or antique shop, it holds a magic for me.
I'd like to pass this award on to the following bloggers:


soulbrush said...

thank you sooooo much jessie, this is a spectacular award and an honour, really. i am passionate but such an amateur. hope you enjoyed half term, at least the weather was okay here in london town. hugs and thanks again.

Lisa said...

What a way to start my day and my week! Thank you so much! I have that keen smell thing going on, too. Sometimes it's wonderful and sometimes not. lol Thank you again!

Cestandrea said...

Thanks so much Jessie:) And for sharing the 7 things!
I have to remember to do this, it may take a while cause I'm so busy right now, but I'll definitely do it!:)
Have a great day

Jessie Lilac said...

Hi Joss, banish the word amateur at once I tell you! You deserve the passion for paint and that's what counts.
My pleasure Lisa :)
You are very welcome Andrea, I'll look forward to your list, hope it's 'good' busy!

Amy Sullivan said...

~You made my day~:)
you were one of the first bloggs that I followed when I started blogging~over a year ago~
~I love your work so much~ this is truly a honor coming from you~

Jessie Lilac said...

Oh thankyou Amy! I changed my blog to a new one over christmas time and I'm ashamed to say I didn't get round to telling everyone. Thanks so much :)

Rosie said...

Thanks so much for the link to the accordion player. I absolutely love that type of music! I shall put that link on my blog too if you don't mind.
You're chameleon drawing is terrific!

krisztina maros said...

thank you for sharing Jessie - i really enjoyed reading about you! sometimes it's so good to know alive people behind blogs :)

and thank you so much for thinking me as well! i will try to write more about me soon :)

have a nice week!

Buskitten said...

Hey Jessie - I am crazy for vintage toys too! We have this thing here in the UK called Freecycle - it's where you give away your unwanted stuff, and you can ask for stuff too, all for free! Anyway, I collected my lastest 'thing' this morning from our local freecycle group - guess what it is? A 1950's childs tricycle! It's so fab - it's falling to bits, but who cares? It's cool! I'll get a pic tomorrow and put it on the bloggity blog!

Jessie Lilac said...

Thanks Rosie, I'm glad you like it :)
Hi Krisztina, I'll look forward to reading yours!
Liz that sounds amazing, can't wait to see the pics.

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

I'm honored Jessica, thank you so much :)