Inspired by the Neighbours – Blogging 101

Well today we were to comment on and link to a blog we connected to yesterday. That was difficult – having to choose only one which inspired me, but the one I finally decided on was this one:

Annette inspired me with her use of watercolours and the lovely animals she’s drawn. They seem to come alive on the page with a wise, thoughtful expression or as she calls it the Art-itude she gives them. It’s a lovely site and the paintings are beautiful. I’m aiming to be a regular visitor there, and a lot of the others I’ve found, which I’ve been inspired by too, but I’m sure you’ll love Annette’s. Her website page says: ‘Farm Animals with A Watercolour Art-itude’, and they certainly do have that. I thinks it’s a really original idea – to paint farmyard animals in stunning watercolours.

I wanted to paint so I took the subject at school. I knew I wasn’t any good when the teacher studied a painting I’d done, then took me to the side and asked, “Why are you here? Why did you choose Art?” I tell you I was crushed. Wasn’t it plainly obvious why I had chosen Art? Because I LURVED ❤ ❤ him with all of my 15 year old heart and hormones.To think that he didn’t realise how big a crush I had on him, was disappointing. So all those little smirks he gave me weren’t because he secretly liked me too, they were because he thought my drawings were funny; smirk-worthy funny! I happened to like all the matchstick men, women and dogs I drew. They had a certain, well, simplicity to them. He didn’t believe me when I said probably some of the best painters started off drawing matchstick men. He said, “Yeah, maybe when they were 4 or 5 but you’re nearly 16,” Okay, so I was a late developer. I think matchstick figures have a certain elegance to them…a simplicity (just like me?) Let me know what (or who) inspired you, and why 🙂


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. peeversandpenguins
    Jan 16, 2015 @ 15:16:49

    Matchstick men worked for C.S. Lowrie –

    Could work for you too – illustrate your stories.

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    • allychat
      Jan 18, 2015 @ 04:47:19

      Peevers, thank you so much for the inspiration – I had forgotten all about that song – yes I may be an artist yet with my matchstick men and matchstick cats and dogs…had forgotten too how cornily good this song was…all together now…He painted matchstick men and matchstick cats and dogs… missed you today and hoping you’re able to make it next week xxx



  2. peeversandpenguins
    Jan 18, 2015 @ 08:47:01

    Yes it’s really corny. Sorry about that. I meant just to post the link in my comment and was surprised when the whole thing appeared. I won’t be offended if you delete it. I had a very busy day yesterday. I finished my homework and found I was on roll so finished a story I started ages ago too. Not sure whether to blog it. Xx

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  3. allychata
    Jan 18, 2015 @ 16:55:35

    I won’t delete it, I really like it, I’ve been humming it all day! Put a copyright on it if you’re going to blog it – if you do you could ask for comments. If you want you can send me it and I’ll read it, incidentally both Pamela and Alan are looking for stories to workshop – might be worth a go! xx

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  4. peeversandpenguins
    Jan 20, 2015 @ 20:21:04

    I don’t have Alan’s email yet so can’t send it to him yet. I’ll send one to you by email. Thanks for offering to read it. 🙂



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