Sunday, 22 September 2013

Meanwhile

Meanwhile autumn has come for good. Summer is gone till next year. People on the streets are wrapped up in cozy and warm clothes. Rainy days have arrived too. But it is so beautiful around. Autumn is so inspiring. I have started to knit mittens. Knitting is a great way to relax. I also painted my portrait based on the photograph from childhood. Autumn is definitely a journey to my memories. It is nice to sometimes take a  trip to the past and see what there is. This process of painting helped me to come back to childhood moments. I am also reading a great book, written by Jean Liedloff. 'The continuum concept' presents the early years from such a different perspective which mostly places an impact on the natural and practiced approach to parenting by our ancient relatives. It is a great book which helps me to understand myself a bit more and my work as well. I hope that autumn is kind and inspiring for you too. I took a lovely stroll with Scott and his friend Matthew last weekend. We were all fulfilled by magic and beauty of the season and we all set up ourselves to create: stunning photographs taken by Matt (please have a look) and beautiful music composed by Scott (please, listen) and I could carry on with my painting. However there also days when I do not have much energy, feel tired or overwhelmed but then another day comes and strength comes back naturally. My last Sunday morning was a moment when I woke up refreshed and ready to start again, step by step. When nature helped me to heal and relax. I spent that morning in the kitchen, catching up with Lisa's blog (she is my friend but also a great writer and artist) and admiring sun light coming through the bushes and tress. All those create spectacular beauty and atmosphere which nurture a tired soul.
I wish you all, lots of magical and inspiring moments this autumn.





20 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures and post moja kochana. I am very proud of you :) xxx

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  2. Is this a portrait of you as a child? Such a wonderful girl, I love the tones and the details. The book sounds like an interesting reading... I have had to deal with so many issues of my childhood and early years... but now I have achieved a sort o f peace by letting go pain, and stop seeking answers, something that my analytical mind doesn´t like very much. Autumn is an inspiring season, indeed it´s my favorite season. I have written a post about autumn in my part of the world, I think you wondered how could it be... come and see. Have a wonderful week dear friend xx

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  3. Yeah, lovely portrait, I love the expression of the girl, great B & W photo!

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  4. This is a wonderful painting Aga, It has your own beautiful style. I love the image of the little girl setting free the blackbird. It has such a magical quality. Thank you for the links I will take time over the weekend to visit them.
    Have a lovely weekend. x

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  5. Great painting, love the expression on the little girl's face. Valerie

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  6. Beautiful autumnal inspired painting, You are a true artist in every sense!

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  7. It is a lovely portrait and I did enjoy the music. I have been looking back into my childhood a lot lately...as we empty and prepare to sell the home we grew up in.... sad but also enlightening. thanks for your words to me too:)

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  8. that's a lovely painting! i am now listening to Scott's music. thank you. it's very calming. alpha shanahan 34

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  9. Great reflections on autumn and beautiful music (bonus) thank you for sharing. Happy PPF.

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  10. Aga, I love your portrait. It is beautiful. Autumn and spring are my favorite times of the year. The colors are just starting to change here and the air is cooler. I am looking forward to the change.
    When I read your posts they always feels so authentic. I always look forward to reading what you have written.
    This week my energy level was low but when I painted yesterday it seem to come back. Just creating and not thinking was just what I needed to take me out of my head and into my heart.
    Have a wonderful week.!

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  11. Hello magical friend..how I love this most beautiful soulful painting...this stirs my heart deep within! I love your art!! Each piece always speaks to me an opens my spirit!
    Thanks for the wonderful links.I love Scott's incredible music...he is truly a natural talent and his music flows from the spirit..he and the guitar are one..beautiful music..blissful and peaceful. I love your friends blog too, she is wonderful.....and I went to Matt's but the photos were not available to see yet..so I'll check back later!
    Wishing you a magical Autumn season and blessings always my creative friend and kindred!
    Victoria

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  12. Cute you! and Wonderful photograph.....talented friends and family you have. xox

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  13. There is something special about this time of year. It has been affecting me deeply this year and definitely inspiring my creativity. There is so much pressure to be happy and upbeat, at least in the US, but autumn gives me the freedom to wallow around in the beauty of melancholy.

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  14. Aga, Oh I love your painting with the child and black bird. I love the idea of painting memories. I haven't done that often but its a wonderful idea. Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I love walks in the cool crisp air. I enjoyed your post very much.

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  15. I find autumn to be such an inspiring time of year. the colors and the textures as things fade out and sleep through winter. I think its my favorite season. Beautiful painting!

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  16. Autumn is slowly making it's way here in NE PA but I can't complain -we're having such gorgeous days, and the fresh air is energizing. I love your portrait holding the black bird. I love the expressive eyes. Had a listen to Scott's song-it's really lovely. All the best to him with the album. Have a beautiful weekend Aga.

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  17. Beautiful painting, so expressive! Love the contrast of colors and her expression! <3

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  18. Aga, that's a wonderful painting and a very lovely portrait.

    I can feel your joy in the season and it makes me happy. Here it's not yet fully autumn. I went to a jazz festival yesterday and it was so hot, even though I was wearing a sleeveless dress. There isn't yet that feeling of transition in the air.

    Thank you for the mention and I send you so much love as always. <3 <3 <3

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  19. I love, love, love your portrait of the little girl. Blessings!

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