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October 19, 2011

Abstract Art Inspiration

When I'm in a funk/have had a bad day/am contemplating whacking somebody with a sockful of pennies, I like to carve out some time to paint.  I'm not going to lie: mostly I end up unsatisfied with the results (although sometimes I like what I paint), but the process just makes me feel so much better.  Even though I had a rough weekend and can barely stop myself from racing downstairs to tackle a canvas, I have to postpone painting until I can find some time later this week.  Meanwhile, I'm on the hunt for inspiration:

Apartment Therapy
Photo Via Flickr
Design by Coburn Architecture
Hall eclectic hall
Tracey Interiors
Via Isabella & Max Rooms


  1. Seriously, I know exactly what you mean about the sock-o-pennies feeling (c: You are making me want to take up painting!

    P.S. I gave you a shout out today on my blog for the tip on Wendy...she is my new favorite, thanks!

  2. That is so great that you like Wendy's Look Book too. She is so incredibly stylish!

  3. Oh the sock o pennies feeling - known too well as of late!

    Funny thing, I realized that I paint for relief, too - but I paint my nails. Silly, right? I wish I could dive into something creative and be okay with disliking the results like you do, but I stress myself further because why can't I put my angst into image why am I so useless???!! blah blah blah.

    Painting my nails is so temporary and mundane, it lifts up my little world. I know as I'm doing it that they chip in a day, smudge in an hour, but in a few [and for a few!] short minutes I've got these model hands that look so precious and perfect, I feel accomplished again.

    Even if all I'm doing with them is putting on pajamas and going to bed.

  4. Painting my nails has become addictive, so I can definitely see your point. That one moment of perfection is so key when it feels like other things just won't fall into place.


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