Thursday, January 30, 2014

Life in Color

Cabin on the lake painted by me shortly after my divorce and move to Norway
Life is like a canvas full of different colors that splash randomly, making surprises in life. Do you ever wonder what your life would look like if it were to be painted on a canvas? What are the colors of paint that would be splashed, and what forms would they take? As an artist and a writer I would like to show you my life on canvas and paper for one simple reason, to relate, to make a connection, to not feel so alone in this world. 

How many of you feel like your life started out in pastels, moved to black and white with some splashes of red and then a lot of white just to be painted over by black, making everything grey?

I am so sorry that I have not been around for my blogging friends lately; you all know that there are personal reasons for this. I am fighting through the grey, struggling to find some color to paint with again, struggling to find words that will make any sense.
Following a splash of pink created by the birth of my first granddaughter, today a bright white splashed its way onto my life’s canvas. My oldest daughter Nicole has started her own blog about food and family, please visit her and say hello.

Maybe pastels and light are forcing the way onto my life’s canvas again, blotting out the grey. As we all grow older less grey is good, right?


Suzanne Furness said...

Less grey is good! Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter. Hope more colours start easing their way into your life again real soon.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Black is fine as long as there are colors to offset it.
Good to hear from you Siv and sorry you've endured a lot of grey lately. Congratulations on your first granddaughter.

D.G. Hudson said...

If a pink and white splash made it to the canvas, then more colors will follow. Be sure and drop by Roland's blog if you can, Siv. Here's the link:

Hang in there, didn't know you painted. I studied art in college and at an art school here. Glad you checked in with your readers.

shelly said...

Hugs and chocolate to you Siv. Glad to see you today.

Susan Kane said...

Siv!!! Glad to see your name again.

Your painting is impressive. And your questions are intriguing. In college, I painted with bold colors. Over the years I painted with colors melding into each other. I don't know what I would paint. But I like to quilt with all patterns and colors. Colors make me happy.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

My father, besides being a monster, was a great artist. I always wanted to be able to paint like he did.

I feel like my life right now is a painting by Salvidor Dali!

The human heart once wounded takes time healing, but it will heal -- slowly like the moving of a minute hand.

You are in my prayers always. Roland

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I've never thought about my life if it were a painting. What an intriguing concept. No doubt it would be ever shifting, definitely not still, probably an entire gallery of art! Best to you, Siv, and hope you can soon see through the present gray fog.