I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
Art & Creativity - Maree Clarkson
Shhh… germination in progress. Can you hear the swish of the brush, dipping, dipping into water, gathering colour from the palette? That's the process of planting flowers in my watercolour garden. *•.¸🌿¸.•*
This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realise it is play. The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is. I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right there, when you want to get away. When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!
I get like this from time-to-time - either feeling overwhelmed by all I've got on my plate or getting cross about people stealing art, but, I also get over it every now and then! So here we go again, I'll be posting my art here again, I feel very sentimental about this blog which I've had for many years now. So my apologies for jerking you around and I'll be very glad to see you here again!
"Plant and care for Trees" - W&N watercolour in Moleskine 200gsm watercolour sketch-book
Trees combat climate change. Trees clean the air. Trees provide oxygen.
Trees help prevent water pollution. Trees provide a canopy and habitat
for wildlife. Trees help prevent soil erosion.