Posted tagged ‘colour’

Fire

29 April, 2018
When you’ve been through cancer and chemotherapy, colour becomes incredibly important to you.
I carried on writing all through my illness in 2014/15 but I often was too tired to write much. So I started drawing and painting again. I am not a good artist, my skills lie in words. But I enjoyed creating many abstract pictures – I hope you get some enjoyment out of this one!

I was also inspired by Elisa Choi Ang’s workshops over at SkillShare. Sign up and try them out for yourself!
© Freya Pickard 2018
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube
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Dragonscale Paintings – 20170307

7 March, 2017
I’ve been trying out new things this year – what do you think of this?

I was inspired by Elisa Choi Ang’s workshops over at SkillShare
I find painting like this very therapeutic – it helps me relax mentally and stimulates my creative flow. I can only produce abstract paintings. I have lost the ability to draw properly – an effect of cancer/chemo perhaps?
Why don’t you try Elisa’s workshops? She makes painting accessible to everyone!
© Freya Pickard 2017
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube

snowmelt

30 November, 2016
snowmelt refrozen
transparent scales of ice; the
lacework of winter
haiku © Freya Pickard 2016
This haiku is one of many included in my fantasy novel series, Isu Magan.
You can read more haiku, like this one in Book One Vintrig’s Kingdom which is available NOW!
You may also like to watch the videos I created for this release at Vintrig’s Kingdom and Freya Reads an Extract.
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Vintrig’s Kingdom

28 November, 2016

The countdown has ended! Today is THE day!
At last – my new novel is available!
If you’re looking for a good book to read on a cold winter’s night, this is the novel for you! The tale combines romance, mystery, enchantment, eternal winter, treachery and a struggle for power. What more could you want?
Isu Magan is the central character. She is a virgin princess beset by taboos and waiting for her coronation day, when she will, at last, gain control of Vintrig’s Kingdom. But many things distract her, not least the itinerant musician, Sama Conn (remember him from Dragonscale Leggings?) and a Journal that appears to contradict her Counsellor’s view of history…
This is an unusual fantasy novel. The plot does not revolve around a physical quest to gain or lose an object of power. Instead, this story is about the journey of a soul to distinguish truth from lie and to discover who she really is …
It is available NOW at Amazon UK and Amazon US.
This time I’ve created two short videos at Vintrig’s Kingdom and Freya Reads an Extract. You can also read the first 3 chapters for free at Amazon.
Currently available as an e-book, the paperback will be released in 2017.
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© Freya Pickard 2016

tanka 10

3 September, 2015
in happy endings
song and dance – I take refuge
from unending pain
in worlds of vivid colour
I find escape from my life
I wrote this tanka while I was recovering from open surgery last year…
© Freya Pickard 2015

Flower – 6

19 June, 2014
jewelled petals – cerise, purple, pink – paint splashes of colour against wooden fence; dahlia
© Freya Pickard 2014

Moisture – 1

4 March, 2014
mist reduces the boundaries of vision but does not blur sight, rather, it leaches colour from my gaze
© Freya Pickard 2014

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