JUST ME :: and a stack of blank pages

:: Living creatively ::

About me

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!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A new start

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
- Maria Robinson

A daily practice of sketching and painting gives you a chance to exercise the big three P's - practice, practice, practice!

"A new start" - Watercolour on Visual 140gsm 13.5" x 10" - Maree©

Looking at this picture, one could either perceive a ruin and the sad end of something or a new start of a wonderful experience. This one is a family building their new home, preparing for a new adventure at the foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountains.

This was done from a photograph I took on our last trip to Hartebeespoort Dam.


  1. Aren't they lucky to have a home in that location!!! Lovely painting!

  2. Yes - I like this alot too. The colours are lovely and the water is great!

  3. Yes, extremely lucky and blessed! thanks for popping by Debbie!

  4. Thanks so much Sandra, glad you like it! thanks for all your support, it's really appreciated!

  5. I do so hope it doesn't ruin the countryness of that wonderful area. Lovely watercolour. I thought it was a hotel at first!

  6. Ah Liz, 'countryness' - you won't believe how built-up that area is now - the whole dam is surrounded, from edge to edge, with estates and developments. I don't think there's ANY spare land left.... thanks for popping in!

  7. Lovely colors Maree - I'm sure they'd love to see this.... want this for sure!

  8. By the by, another great quote that I just my take over :)

  9. Thank you PJ, and feel free to take over the quote, will be a pleasure seeing it on your work! Hugs


Your comments are welcome! And thank you for visiting my blog!