Paintings

Your own Abstract Language

Your own Abstract Language

Sometimes there are no words, no images that can fully express what lives within our souls, and that’s when the magic of abstract art comes in! Are you ready to unveil your own abstract language? In today’s post I’m sharing some key lessons from my new class Soulful Abstracts!

In the Flow with Art Journaling

In the Flow with Art Journaling

Just as the river does, our emotions flow and carry us through life in unique and sometimes unexpected ways: What if we let ourselves be guided by them? What if we trusted ourselves enough to dive under the sparkly surface and find out what wisdom awaits us there? What if we let go of resistance and simply embraced the flow?

Light & Shadow in the Studio

Light & Shadow in the Studio

Maybe that's because the solstice is approaching, but I'm more than ever fascinated by the play of Light and Shadow these days. And texture. And color... So here's a peek at what I'm up to lately: new, big abstract paintings, a solo show, encaustic wax and Layers of Light… Read on!

A Secret Garden

A Secret Garden

Do you sometimes feel like there is magic in the air? Like anything you can dream of is actually possible? Do you sometimes feel so inspired by the inexplicable beauty of Nature that your heart can hardly contain it all?Come discover my biggest painting to date and join me for a few moments of magic and inspiration in the Secret Garden.

Inner truth

Inner truth... a new painting

These days are days of transition.

Inner truth - Mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille
Inner truth - Mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille

Letting go of what needs to go.

Inner truth - Mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille
Inner truth - Mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille

Opening up the gates and letting new energy flow.

Days of introspection.

Inner truth - Mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille
Inner truth - Mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille

Turning inside and re-connecting to inner truth.

Inner truth - Mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille
Inner truth - Mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille

Dear Jane Austen

Dear Jane... A new Austen-inspired painting

Hi there friends! Oooh how I've missed this blog! I can't believe it's been so long. I've been up to my curly head in exams for this training program I'm doing. I still have an oral exam tomorrow, but after that, I really really hope to reconnect with... well, me. My inner artist, my creative journey, my paintbrushes and this whole community I am missing so much.

Once upon a time, Mixed media painting on canvas, detail, © 2014 Laly Mille
Once upon a time, Mixed media painting on canvas, detail, © 2014 Laly Mille

But I've still managed to finish a new painting over the past month (special thanks to Prince Charming for keeping the kids busy a whole week-end... LOVE). And it's another Jane Austen-inspired lady... Actually, this time it's inspired by Jane herself.

Once upon a time, Mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille
Once upon a time, Mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille

I've spent hours, days and nights writing a big essay this month, and only just realized the similarity with the girl in the painting (although writing a novel would probably have been a lot more fun!). It's funny to find that, in a way, my inner artist has been accompanying me all along, on the canvas, at a time when I almost entirely put her aside.

Once upon a time, Mixed media painting on canvas, detail, © 2014 Laly Mille
Once upon a time, Mixed media painting on canvas, detail, © 2014 Laly Mille

There's so much I want to catch up on and tell you about. First, I have several beautiful (and long over-due) "Once upon a time" artist guest posts to share with you. I have missed many Life Book lessons but have finally started to dive into Kelly Rae Roberts' "Hello Soul, Hello Mixed Media Mantras" e-course: pure delight. More on that later...

But for now, a little behind the scenes peek: those of you who are following my facebook art page have seen the painting's progress from start to finish, and here it is again, enjoy!

jane process 2
jane process 2

See you very very soon! (fingers crossed...)

Life Book pages

Life Book 2014 : my January pages and more

P4 LB 2014 detail W

Friends, I've told you that I'm doing Life Book for the first time this year (yay! thank you Santa ♥). And I've also told you that my blogging time is going to be very limited this year (and why it's all OK!). So, after some pondering (and a hot bath), I've decided to give you a simple, monthly update in pictures. How does that sound?... So without further ado, here is my Life Book January!

"Inner Artist Guardian" with Tamara Laporte

(with my word of the year: TRUST)

"A Happy Affirmation" with Micki Wilde

(in 2014 I want more energy!)

... and to this end I tried my first green smoothie: yum!!

green smoothie
green smoothie

"Creativity & Play" with Carla Sonheim

(I haven't finished all the exercises yet but loved the found poetry!)

"Be True to You" with Kelly Hoernig

(journaling about 3 things I love: Travels (and especially England), cherries and spring!)

Voilà! We'll see what next month brings!