January 11, 2016

Wishful Thinking

My lovelies!  It's raining cats and dogs here.  Pelting down!  I hope you are enjoying your winter weather.

Quick journal page today.  About 'Wishful Thinking'.  I can almost feel the colour of Mexico slipping away from me, which actually terrifies me.  I really don't want to go back to the soft grey/blue/green colours of the West Coast, no matter how beautiful they are, and indeed they are.  I found my voice in Mexico ... the real me when it comes to creating.  I simply don't want it to slip through my fingers and my paint brush.  Thinking of ways to keep it vibrant.  Linking this to Art Journal Journey.

Thanks so much for dropping by.  You are appreciated.  Enjoy the moment.

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
~ Martha Graham


  1. Your painting is wonderful Donna, love the colours, and the clever way you have formed the images with just a few lines - fantastic. So happy to have you at Art Journal Journey again, have a wonderful day, hugs, Valerie

  2. This is wonderful Donna and heartfelt I feel. Your personalty has enough colour to see you through where ever you live.

    Thank you for joining in again at Art Journal Journey with your special artwork

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. These are simply beautiful, Donna. Mexico shines through them, full of zest and spirit.

  4. Lovely! And a good day to stay in and paint, make journals, play with paper- you name it.

  5. Do you have any idea how really beautiful this is Donna -- For me -- this is one of your best. I think I might just have to try to copy it. I love the paint brush marks and the colors. Big sigh!!! Is this a canvas? Is this done with acrylics? I absolutely adore this painting. I only wish I could go and stay on Vancouver Island some where near you and take lessons.
    It would seem that your life experiences, your time in Mexico and now your returning to your home has led to some marvelous expressions from your heart. And Sugar - just like you, they are beautiful!
    sandy xx

  6. What a beautiful painting....so bright and colorful like Mexico. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this big change. Your paintings are so wonderful.

  7. Beautiful painting; it speaks of your true feelings about life in Mexico. You must incorporate those memories into new paintings that will be just as marvelous. You are still the same Donna, have the same talents and are as lovely as ever. Keep smiling!

  8. This is so beautiful Donna! Love the motion in this landscape - this and the colors make it so special - you are a colorful artist and I think that will not change - you have the colors in your soul and heart !
    Thank you so much for another lovely entry to the winter wonderland theme Donna!
    oxo Susi

  9. This is a stunning piece dear Donna!
    Quick you say...oh my such talent and artistry!!!
    Wishing balance and contentment for you along with the best of health.
    Thank you for sharing your magical wishful thinking oxo

  10. The colors of your piece are so vibrant and warm, like I picture your home in Mexico. But I think you put in a little bit of Canada too with those pine trees you added. That leafless tree doesn't feel very Canada to me, but it is really an interesting shape. Keep your spirits up. It won't be winter forever!

  11. Gorgeous! You are brilliant!

  12. Donna, these are gorgeous! I think your colours will come thru wherever you are :)

  13. I am new to your art and can see your Mexico influence. The colors are so rich and vibrant.