Thursday, March 22, 2012

One of my favourite things - my paint tin

One of my favorite things to do is mix paint. I find it meditative and calming and can throw up many surprises. I'm getting good at it at this stage and have gotten to know all of the nuances of my watercolour tin.

It was  gift from an artist I painted with in Germany when I was 16. I adore that a symbol of the early nurturing of my creativity has traveled with me everywhere, been used and abused, refilled and just gives and gives. I can't remember the ladies name which is a shame but we had a glorious day painting her garden and she gifted me this precious tin. I spoke very little German and she spoke no English. It was the first time I really understood the power of visual art as a communicator and connector.

I am working on some new illustrations today. It's fun to take the paints back out! 

PS Here's another great shop (Gallery Crafts, Cork) which is stocking my canvas prints and jewellery range - If you're in the cork area do be sure to check it out! Have a beautiful Day :"-)


  1. Good artwork and lovely messy paint box...they say you can't create good art in a tidy clean place..I am sure its the same with tins.

    1. Thanks Rod - I do messy real well!

  2. Lovely story! I love keepsakes like that.