*Inspired*


     
It's funny how creativity goes--- some days it just packs up and leaves, and other times it constantly tugging at your sleeve, begging and pleading and coming up with "ooh oh, I have another idea!!!" Lately inspiration have swung over to the more fervent side of things, and it's good but it's mind racing! I've got so many ideas. I've had a few revelations about what Audrey Eclectic should be,and new paths to take. One thing is for sure, I'm really excited about it, and I hope that you all like it too.


  My latest painting is this one-- "Forever and Ever." I love florals on dark backgrounds, and this is a bit of a companion to "Lars", which I painted recently with a dark floral background. I also love how red and salmon look together. Sort of an 'ode to Joan's apartment', if you're a Mad Men watcher. I think her home is my favorite, love all that brave color!


   In other nice news, fellow Oklahoma artist and talented illustrator Holly Abston has created a new blog called "Squeeze the Lemons" which is about being creative and frugal and creating a beautiful life with what you've got. She interviewed me today about my art and own struggle to makes lemonade from lemons, as they say :) please stop by and see what she's got going on! It's lots of fun.


  Well...it's hot. Hot hot hot. That's about all I can say :) So we are all indoors, enjoying some nice manufactured cool air, and trying not to trip over sleeping pups!


   Hope you are well!~ And thinking of my Florida readers! Hope you are safe, feel free to send some of that rain this way!~
~H

8 comments

  1. What a lovely new painting of this sweet couple! The floral borders are so rich in colors and summer inspiring. My first reaction was a summer anniversary painting . The flowers just reminded me of anniversary flowers of the young couple. Maybe this is their first or second celebration and the flowers resemble what is growing in their yard? And I loved the new Squeeze the Lemons site. Thanks for sharing the link and inviting us to enjoy your interview too. Just wonderful and so heartfelt as well!! And you mentioned Florida??? We are swimming! We are going from drought to flood in just 4 days! It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring..........!!!!!!!

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  2. I think it looks lovely where your art is going, just follow your heart I think, it´s all there, and if one don´t it will be no good :) abd the heat..please send. today it´s just 10 degrees..
    sending off lomething little and sweet to you today, mailed you about the adrss so I get it right..please check. love to you..

    ~Lycke

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  3. What a lovely couple! I'm a fan of the red and coral colors and they really stand out on the dark background. Enjoy the air conditioning today and stay cool, I will be doing the same! :)

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  4. It´s so true that sometimes the creativety is there and sometimes it´s not. That´s such an interesting topic that it would be interesting to discuss more in the future. And I love that artwork you did; it´s especially lovely with the `decorative border´ you have painted. Now I´m going to read the inspiring article about you!

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  5. Wow! What a beautiful new look for your blog - nice and fresh! And I am happy to see you used the lovely silhouette for your logo. This painting is so adorable! Reminds me of you and your hubby. :) The floral border is gorgeous. I love the richness of the painting. I'll have to check out your interview! :) Congrats!

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  6. Oh wow, I love the new header for your blog! So colorful and perfect for summer with so many flowers blooming away in yards everywhere!

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  7. Oh yes! Love Joan's apartment sooo much! And Joan herself (her clothes as well of course). Love this piece, so sweet and romantic. The way you incorporate the flowers as a border is just perfect. Cute!

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Each and every comment is appreciated! Thanks for coming to visit me :) ~Heather

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