Patrice’s Art Challenge: Blue

June 11, 2016

Patrice’s art challenge: blue, was a fascinating study for me.
Because, you see, it was my depressed mood that the blue all revolved around.

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So a little not so good news from my doctor, (nothing serious, and I’m probably making way too big a deal out of it, but no yoga or bending down or picking things up for another 10-14 days), combined with Morgan’s knee, was enough to set me over the edge of all I can take into the biggest funk.

But like always, painting pulled me thru.

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Late Thursday night I had enough and went up to the studio in my pyjamas, grabbed a clean canvas, and squished out some sludge onto it.

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Then a bunch of acrylic paints, swirled the whole mess around till I felt a bit better…

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…and left the whole mess outside over night in the rain.

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Then yesterday I took the canvas back up to the studio and painted.

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And then I went to the Friday night market feeling loads better. 😀

Come pop over to Patrice’s and catch up on everyone’s blue.

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At the Shipyards Friday night market
After a week of rest...loving life!

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  • Reply Dana Fulton June 11, 2016 at 8:56 am

    I am so sorry whenever anyone goes thru a sad patch because I know how it feels. They normally pass like any nasty storm but in the midst it’s awful. You’ve had your share lately! I’m so glad that you have your art as an outlet. The videos are amazing! So sweet, intimate and enlightening! Thank you for allowing us in. You are loved!

  • Reply Carla June 11, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    You are a marvel. To see you transform sludge into art is a wonder. An inspiration.

  • Reply Barb June 11, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Wow – such an interesting look at your creativity. Hope you stay “unblue.” Feel better soon.
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  • Reply Norma June 11, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    That patch of blue in the sky…it is hopeful. A hint of the possible. I enjoyed watching you paint. When you just kind of roll the loaded brush…I do that too. What a wonderful stroke it is. This is a lovely painting Veronica, with a lovely back story. Thank you for making a video of the process, and sharing, *smiles* Norma
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  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks June 11, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    It turned out so beautiful! You artists amaze me.

  • Reply Melodye June 12, 2016 at 7:08 am

    You turned sludge into something beautiful, as is your wont. Here’s to blue skies ahead. xoxo

  • Reply tinyWOOLF June 12, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    i’ve watched part one just now, and am amazed at how the process runs, it lifts me up and i just wanna go start something, but i’ll admit it’s also just really great to see you doing so and listen to your comments. there’s joni, builder’s background and this account o’yours. i hope you are feeling much, much better. bravo to you to push through pain by making art! {will watch part two tonite or tomorrow morning.}

    on a different note, i was already hoping, veronica, you’d be in UK same time as me? i’ll be in london in august, 19th through till 22nd. not long, thus, but long enough to perhaps meet up? see eggleston together, go for a long walk, grab a cuppa. let’s, veronica, check that agenda o’yours!
    i’ll be back here, like said.
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  • Reply daryledelstein June 13, 2016 at 3:29 am

    perfect way to turn lemons in to lemonade!
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  • Reply Sharmon Davidson June 13, 2016 at 4:01 am

    So much fun to watch you work! I love seeing the process of your painting, and it’s lovely to hear your voice. Hoping for blue skies for you, and no more blue moods…
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  • Reply eric June 13, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    So good to start painting then…with a wonderful result! – eric

  • Reply Tammie June 13, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    really wonderful to watch your piece unfold
    i am sorry you are going through a blue period
    i hope it enriches your life
    I also have a cashmere (actually 8) sweater of my fathers. I love them! They are the old thick awesome cashmere that i never find.
    sending light
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  • Reply Julie June 13, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    How are you my friend? I do hope you are feeling better. I love watching the videos .. Clever girl. Such a treat hearing your voice and watching you work .. Hugs

  • Reply tsdwords June 14, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Isn’t it amazing how art heals us? I think it is a special meditation and taps into our inner magic. I love the last painting with the trees and ephemeral clouds. And I found if so clever and poetic that you left your painting in the rain! Nothing like a little cloud burst to help with the creative process :-). Hugs to you and much love too. <3

  • Reply barbara bee June 14, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Dear Veronica,
    first of all you are such a beautiful woman and one can tell where the beauty of your daughter comes from. Second a very good way overcame a blue state of mind by messing around and showing how you can turn something seemingly rotten into a wonderful painting.
    Unfortunately I could watch the second part of your video because of german gema restriction – you must have used music which is not allowed to play without paying and permission at least not here in this country.
    Well done girl!
    Barbara Bee

  • Reply Patrice Aarts June 14, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    watched your video part 1! (part 2 i could not…)
    so good to see (and hear!) you
    to see how you work, talk to yourself
    or that’s how it sounds to me, maybe because i do ;^))
    and hooray! for painting
    i’m glad it helps you throught the pain
    and with such a fine result!!
    thanks for joining this dc/ac

  • Reply tinyWOOLF August 5, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    this is the exact place where i finally wanted to get to, part two to your painting the blue challenge. that’s been a while, hasn’t it? time flies so, i’m sure i don’t have to state that. well, it was really nice scrolling through your past months, and almost as good as meeting up! when i’m down in london, it’ll be just for the weekend and i’m afraid i’m not moving from the city this time. i’ve got my exhibitions all lined up and i cut myself some (a lot of) time to just sit and let the time slip past, because when i get back home those are the moments that pop back mostly, so i’m on the hunt for nice, slow moments… hahahahah…. unless you pop down to london…
    the good thing is though, you and i will be in back in the UK the same time in the future, so i’m guessing we’ll meet up later? is that okay? have a nice wedding-to-go-to! much love, n
    ps – see you on the AC somewhere half of august!
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