Taking a Break

pcow (copy)

Many of you who follow my FB page have seen this picture, it is by my husband, he has an amazing perspective. This image inspired me, I had to paint it. Driven to create art. I completed it in one day.  A fever came over me and I knew it had to finish it that day or not at all.

Thinking about the creative process and any craft worth learning. It is all about the time I take to practice.

 I look back over my work and cringe, yet I see each piece whether it be a painting, a sketch or short story, I am one step closer to who I want to be.

The process is painstakingly SLOW. I will not give up.

Instead I give thanks for the inspiration that flows through me. My world is a bounty of paintings not painted and stories just waiting to be born.

There is a constant flow of natural beauty, even on a misty morning in Brogo.

misty cow (copy)

The amusing thing is my husband encouraged me whilst I  painted this picture and then the next day I found him sitting at the easel and painting a beautiful Friesian, he has not had time to paint for a very long time, he said…….

“Watching me paint inspired him to get back into it.”

When we create we pass it forward to someone else.

This week my daughter and I venture into the city, a place I use to love. A break from social media, no internet, no computer, just the two of us sharing time together with a few million other beings.

YES I will have my camera.

YES I will capture something to inspire my soul to KEEP learning and hopefully inspire you to keep moving forward.

Share with me your challenges what are you learning today?

About Minuscule Moments

Everybody has a DREAM. Today is the first day of the rest of my writing life. Its a lonely world out there when you are learning the craft. This year, as the same as last year, I want to finish my first children's picture book. I have learn't many wonderful lessons on this journey. You are never too old to learn.
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22 Responses to Taking a Break

  1. Kath, I envy your talent! You are an inspiration. xoxo

  2. You have a wonderful talent 🙂
    I’m sure we always second guess ourselves and can’t see what others do…but I really love your work.

  3. Nice painting! Good luck with the Muse on the trip!

    • Maurice thank you I will enjoy going back to a big city, although I spent my youth in Sydney it will be strange introducing the city lights to my fressh faced country daughter. Hopefully will get some interesting photo’s while I am there.

  4. marysue128 says:

    That’s absolutely a beautiful painting! x

  5. snappychat says:

    A lady of many talents, wonderful painting, it is always inspiring seeing what you are up to. Enjoy your adventure in the big smoke.

  6. My talented friend, hallo from Africa. Rainy and cold …again. Then I see a happy cow and voilà … my day looks bright again. YOU inspire me to be creative and you keep on challenging me.
    Enjoy and savor your time with your daughter. Make many memories.
    Much love,

  7. kayesims says:

    This is amazing, Kath. Great job!

  8. Sheila says:

    One of my favorite quotes is, “A painting is never finished. It simply stops in interesting places.” I like it because it’s so true for writing too. I love your cow. You’re very talented so I’m sure you’ll find lots of those interesting places to stop at while painting or writing. Have fun on your trip! You deserve a relaxing getaway after your Nano win.

    • Sheila thanks we had a fantastic time in the city and it made me appreciate my peaceful surroundings even more. I am scratching a painting itch at the moment but yes I agree any craft worth learning has a beginning and an end and the trick is when to know you are finished….still learning that one.

  9. This was so peaceful, Kath. How fun to build this with your husband. I’ve been forced into art so I don’t ‘plagiarize’ the work of others on my blog. I end up creating really awful stuff on Photoshop, but what’s a girl to do? Do you know how lucky you are?

    • Hey Jacqui I am lucky to have a husband that supports my crazy muse and encourages me to create art. I give my art away, mostly to charities, I have never sold any of it, one day when I am sure it is good enough. I am my own worst critic. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. “My world is a bounty of paintings not painted and stories just waiting to be born.” – Kath Unsworth

    You keep bringing to life from that storehouse of yours Ms Kath Unsworth! Each time I come here and take a look at your latest painting that had to be painted or that post that burst forth, I am amazed all over again. You do inspire me to move forward. And if you could please pass a note to your lovely daughter, tell her how proud I am to know a 10-year old who is so considerate and kind . Happy holidays, Merry Christmas and to a wow 2014! Hugs, Sharon

    • Sharon thank you my daughter is an old soul, she is here to teach me how to stay calm in the face of my son’s daily challenges with autism. I am blessed to have them both in my life. I really enjoyed your last post, you have a certain honesty and purity in your words where people sit up and take notice…waiting on that book from you and look forward to see what you write about next year. Have a safe, happy and healthy christmas.

  11. Desi Clown says:

    Looking at your painting, I’m inspired to finish a sketch I’ve been postponing for quite some time. I think I’m scared it won’t turn out good or something. I guess I should start looking at it as 1 step closer to a better artist…. Lovely post, and a lovelier painting!

    • Desi thanks, it took me at least twenty years to see some results with my art, but I stopped painting for some years and then took it up again. Paint what inspires you and keep painting… don’t stop, its all about honing those skills and rarely about the end result when we are learning. Yes some people have talent but most of them worked hard at learning the skills needed to be at the top of their game. Most of all enjoy the process. Once again thanks for reading my blog posts.

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