Dabbling in art

Watercolour of a childhood doll
Painting inspired by a photograph of Brigitte Bardot (click for photograph)

Am teaching myself how to paint and draw again after a long break (due to school demands). They tell you that once you learn a skill, such as riding a bike or playing the piano, it will never leave you. But if you discard it for a while, you grow rusty. I feel I can never improve this way, that I cannot do justice to such lovely people, objects and photographs. I fear that there is just so much more to learn. However, at the end of the day, that is all I have ever wanted, and ultimately wish to do, for centuries to come.

Inside of my diary. A letter to Antoine de Saint-Exupery with favourite quotes

17 comments:

  1. Your art is so pure.
    You make me smile. I wish you lived near.

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  2. I love your art, and your diary. I hope you do more posts on your diary as i wish i could make mine look that creative and cute;)

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  3. I saw the diary page on tumblr a few days ago and thought it was lovely. I really must read the little prince myself at some point xx

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  4. You are very talented! That first picture is amazing. I wish I hand the hands of an artist......

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  5. You art is stunning my dear. Oh Eddie Redmayne, isn't he beautiful! I love St Exupery, your drawing of the Little Prince is lovely. xxx

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  6. love ur blog so cute..How abt we follow each other...let me know@
    More2MyStyleDiary.blogspot.com
    XOXO

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  7. Your blog has such a lovely header!

    Sweet kisses,

    www.ofthefoxandthedeer.blogspot.com

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  8. nice art (: cute blog!

    http://maisecrets.blogspot.com
    CMPang x

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  9. I sense a wonderful artistic talent.... these pieces are stunning! :) I love the Brigitte Bardot-inspired one the best. I am just like you in that I always feel like there's more to learn, even if you think you've produced the best creation. It's very much like a quote I came upon a long time ago, something among the lines of, a true artist is one who never stops painting because he will always think that he has more to learn. Keep up the wonderful work <3

    xoooxo
    Kelsey
    http://runawayinla.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow your work is so incredible. I absolutely adore looking at and being inspired by other people's work. I definitely agree that there is a lot to learn! xxx

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  11. You are such a dreamy artist, Carina! The teddy bear you drew in your last letter astonished me! I though it was a print, then I looked closely and realised it was painted by you ♥ I'm so sorry you haven't receive my letter yet, I've been so busy lately and the rain has been restricted me from posting it! You will definitely receive it by the end of the week though :) xxx

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  12. Aw, I love The Little Prince! I finally read it this summer. My favourite quote: "You alone will have the stars as no one else has them".

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  13. Ohh, your are so talented! <3 I love the painting of the fawn!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  14. Love that second photo and your dairy!
    Moleskine, isn't it?
    Your sketches are amazing!

    Love!

    www.ofthefoxandthedeer.blogspot.com

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  15. The artwork is amazing, you have such a talent <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  16. These are really beautiful, dear one. I'm glad you can find time for your art again, i wish i could too! Your diary looks delight and oh i really love the Petit Prince!
    There will always be so much to learn, the best thing you can do is to start and never stop, well at least until the circumstances force us to do so, we should go on, right?
    Anyway, so sorry for not being able to comment or even read your charming blog but now i can and i'm really glad to be inspired by these pages again^^

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  17. Your artwork is ever so lovely, C. I am also determined to do more drawing, this year. Who knows, if I finish anything good, I might share it on my blog. x

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