Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My creative space- art on the kitchen table-

The sunshine continues, the glare in my studio continues, so here I am again on the kitchen table, too close to the refrigerator that is the home of these wicked cinnamon rolls that Rea brought back from work. Both our older ones have jobs at coffee shops and they both bring back wicked things- oh what a mother has to endure...- (do you know how they say she got fat after having kids? ) But I am really just joking, I am made of steal when it comes to gooey things, and I only think of art anyway( I just had a tiny bite...)

The whole truth is that I think of the paint and the shapes and I just love going through the motion of wetting my brushes and mixing the gouache, or of making little lines with ink...When I draw a line I wonder where it will go , I see an invisible form become something out of nothing- and then suddenly out of the blue, I have a memory flash, like I am a teenager and I am walking by these very 'in' coffee shops, and I am wondering what it is like to be an adult and be free to do as one wishes...(now where did that come from?) Or I will see my grandfather fix something or other in his workshop at their summer home...I will think of the trees, there, here, the shadows, him making a little wooden swing for me and hang it from a tree, do you know what the leaves of the tree look like as you swing back and forth? When he worked my grandfather was quiet ...

I like to work quietly too lately. I sing to myself 'three is a magic number' that I have picked up from Kylie's blog...


I love the sunshine, I love the quiet, the 'colour' white, trees and sweet grandfathers.

Have fun with all the creative spaces at Kootoyoo!!!



28 comments:

Kirsty said...

I think cinnamon scrolls & creativity sound like a perfect partnership.

caramela said...

Thank you Kirsty, you are just encouraging my worst self!!!
(he,he)
Annamaria

Linda said...

what a lovely post it was so lovely to read and I am loving your blog and your work too

gretchenmist said...

beautiful colours in your trees and lovely desk pic {they are always inspiring}.
i need some of your will power ~ i seem to have a far worse sweet tooth in winter!

june at noon said...

This is a fantastic post. Beautiful painting, and I love how you invoke memory and feeling into your artwork.

Kylie said...

Oh Annamaria! What a gorgeous post! Such a beautiful wander through the creative process as well as the creative space! :)) Beautiful little memory tree - fab colours! Thanks for the mention - I love that 3 song too :)
(I'm just reeling at the moment... Belinda from Gretchenmist just told me that I've been featured on Bloesem!!!! I can't believe it!)
Thanks for another stunning creative space :) K

p.s.(see how strong I am - I don't even mention the cinnamon scrolls... whoops!)

M* (Melanie) said...

It's a beautiful space. I especially love the little book with notes and sketches in it. I plan to have one of those very soon! And I had to laugh about your singing. I end up singing that too after I visit Kylie!

Leslie said...

Nothing says happiness like art on a table. I loved your post!

caramela said...

Thank you all, and Kylie what exhiting news!!!

Annamaria xx

Michelle said...

And I love that last photo! Thank you for sharing your space. It's gorgeous!

caramela said...

hey, thanks Michelle!
Annamaria

Cassandra Allen said...

love that white chair, and the colours in your illo. Yum.

little grubs said...

Your post has made me somewhat melancholy!!! I never knew either of my grandfathers but was lucky enough to 'inherit' two when I married. To know these two wonderful men added something to my life and to know them was to understand the family stories I hear when I am with my husband's family. They are both now gone and I feel the loss even though they weren't 'mine'. Your creative space is wonderful - the colours are great and the cinnamon rolls .... well I wouldn't be able to resist! x

handmaiden said...

good to hear someone working out in their kitchen. lovely space

Gina said...

What a beautiful space this week - and the one in your head too!

Tania said...

Mmm. As a kid - and even now if I happen to sit on a swing, I always lean as far back as possible so my hair sweeps the ground and I get dizzy with upside down clouds and tree bits...

Megan.K. said...

Beautiful creative space!
And, beautiful blog. I'm so glad i popped over here to visit.
x

Lucy Bowler said...

I love your narrative through your beautiful space. Enjoyed drifting through your words and colours and pictures. Beautiful!

woollywotnots said...

Your painting is looking great. Such super choice of colours

Katy said...

that looks like a very happy tree, i love your creative space...!

Michelle said...

Your memory tree is lovely. I really enjoyed reading about your process.

elk said...

your work is vibrant and soft wrapped in to one~so special

our little love nest said...

This post is so beautiful. I love your work and everything you wrote in it. A little inspiration for my morning.

I need some will power like you. We used to live close to that delicious cinnamon roll place on the corner of West 10th and Alma,called Grounds for Coffee and I swear I would hear them calling my name when I would pass by. xo

caramela said...

Thank you all..I woke up to coffee and all these lovely comments of yours! I see how cinammon buns are a very popular treat globally....
Have a good day
Annamaria

Amanda Nicole said...

Aw, I love the playfulness! Good use of a day like today.

ArtMind said...

Wow! Love your creative space! Makes me want to get my paints out, but unfortunately, I don't have any painting talent! ;)

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Anna Maria, what a lovely creative space! And such a lovely evocative post to read, I'm swinging and gazing into the leaves... and the cinnamon is calling to me... pesky cinnamon! ; )

kellie said...

Lovely work and your space looks so inviting ~ how can anyone not be inspired to sit down there and create!