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Monday, April 9, 2012

What Inspires You??

Happy Monday!! Hope you had a great weekend and a Happy Easter. 

Last Friday my parents and I went to the Kimbell Art Museum to see the new exhibit, Age of Impressionism. It inspired me so much that I got my paints and brushes out yesterday and started painting. It's been over two years or so since I touched my paints. It felt great to paint again, and maybe I'll get back into a painting class. It's sad how life can take over sometimes, and the things you enjoy the most, tend to get lost somewhere. It's easy to say, "I'm too busy", or "Just don't have the time." Excuses, excuses, right?  I know it's about making the time, and that I need to start doing. It's another outlet I enjoy and with painting, it takes me away from everything.

Here is my little version of Monet's Water Lilies. I enjoyed getting paint on my face of course and on my pants. It the usual for me....I'm a messy painter I guess:)  

{Pretty Lilies}

Here are a couple paintings I did here in the last 3 years or so. I really love oils, but also use acrylic too. 

{Portrait of our cat Kitty}

{Painting I did for my dad}

What are some things that inspire you?? Is there something that you love to do, but just can't 
seem to find the time to do it??

I'd love to hear about it. Tootles for now:)


  1. Wow Allison. Your really good. {Bing} someone should start an etsy shop. Just saying. Thanks for sharing and definitely feeling inspired.

  2. Thanks Sonya!! It's definitely something I've thought about:) Hope your having a great week!

  3. Wow those are good! I ahve no artistic ability...siiighh. I can't even draw stick people, lol. You SHOULD open an etsy shop!

  4. Allison,

    I adore your Water Lilies!! Inspiration for me comes, like you from perusing galleries, interior design, fashion design etc!!

    I hope you will stop by and see my new Annie Sloan Projects Revealed!!
    Art by Karena

  5. Hey Allison! I had to stop in again. I just wanted to tell you that you inspired me so much when you shared your love for painting that I decided to share my own art. I've always kept that part of me close and personal. Thanks again for the inspiration. I hope you'll stop on by.



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