Sunday, 3 June 2012

Needing Attention

I've been away from home a lot lately and when that happens, some things have to be put on hold and rather neglected. This cardigan I'm making has waited patiently for me and I will resume the clicking of needles very soon. Here's the stage it is at the moment. I've completed the back and have started the left front panel.

Other poor neglected things are my lettuces...
lol ! ...yes I've never seen lettuces like this before either! I don't think I'll be eating them any time soon. ;)

Poor things, we've had a lot of hot sun and I haven't been around to water them!


However, my paintings are very slowly emerging.

They actually often improve by periods of time away from them. It gives me time to see them with fresh eyes. 


Plenty more to do to them, I shall keep you posted with their progress :)

22 comments:

willowing said...

Jess I LOVE those last 2 paintings! <3

Robin Larkspur said...

Vivid paintings!!! Love them. Your knitting is absolutely scrumptious!! Your lettuces.....well, lol!!

The Secret Hermit said...

Those paintings are gorgeous jess x

Amalia K said...

Oh dear, poor lettuces, how will they shine in your salad now? LOL!! I know exactly what you mean about coming home to see things neglected. The last time we visited my parents, we came home to a puddle in the middle of the kitchen from a huge leak on the ceiling. Ugh.

Anyway, your paintings are beautiful! I'd really like to see the left one up close! :)

renilde said...

Your paintings look great already, the red head with the white starry flowers has great colour combinations, your work looks so good on canvas, love all the details and shades, xx

catkin tales said...

it looks like you have rocket there, instead of lettuce.
your canvases look wonderful! are you using oils or acrylics? i haven't been familiar with either for many years.
your colour choices are always spot on.
the cardigan is a lovely blue too.

The Fluff Master said...

How I love your paintings and wish I could create such beautiful works! I also wish I could knit! LOL

Clare said...

Oh dear - they poor lettuces do look a little sad. I just love your two paintings. The blue girl is stunning - I love the background with the faded colours very interesting.

Serpent Mandalas said...

Hi Jess,
love your paintings on canvas - especially the girl with the red hair.
xxx

Jess said...

Thanks so much Tam!

Thanks Robin, yes those lettuces make me laugh every time I look at them. I'll plant some more when I get some time.

Thanks Micki!

Thanks Amalia, that particular painting needs lots of changes so I'm sure I'll do a proper close up when it's reached a better stage. :)

Thanks so much Renilde, you know what it's like though don't you? We have to be happy with it ourselves. :)

Thanks Dorothy, yes someone else said it looked like rocket when i posted a picture of it on Facebook. It's definitely lettuce on the seed packet! It's acrylic by the way. :)

Oh thankyou so much Fluff! There's always time..? :)

Thankyou Clare that's very kind. :)

Thankyou Lindy!

Gillesse said...

Your paintings are so gorgeous, and that cardigan is so lovely :)

Jess said...

Oh Thankyou Gillesse! I am enjoying making it. It's a lovely shade of purple, my favourite.:)

Kim Mailhot said...

Life is going so incredibly fast ! It is difficult to keep up with it all. But you have some amazing things going. I hope your schedule slows down a little so you can give them the attention they need !
I am totally in love with the way your lady's skirt is morphing into the background...so beautiful !
Have a good rest of the week, Busy One !

Jess said...

Thankyou Kim, that painting is still in the process of morphing! I'm taking one day at a time right now, life is changing.x

Piarom said...

Ohh Jess, your paintings are amazing! The Red haired beauty rock the house! but I love her blue sister althoug, because the is so whimsical... the bird is so cute and funny :)

Jess said...

Thanks Piarom. I hope they look even better when they're finished. :)

Yvonne Stewart said...

I love your new paintings very much. My favourite has to be the red haired lady, I love the swirls in her hair, very creative and pretty! x

Jess said...

Thanks Yvonne, I'm going to add even more swirls. :)

buttons and beeswax said...

Ooh, that cardigan looks lovely! I'm looking forward to seeing it finished :)

Jess said...

Thanks Faye! I'm enjoying making it and have started on the right hand panel now. I shall post when it's finished. :)
Jess xx

Carol said...

Your lettuces look better than mind, the rabbits ate them!
Oh wow, those are really beautiful paintings. That red hair is amazing.
Carol xx

whimsygal said...

oh i love the girl in blue! so glad to find you and your incredible art (saw your comment on rachel awes's site)....happy painting!!!