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Dragonscale Paintings: Sweet Pea

12 June, 2017
Here’s another of my abstract paintings…

I loved playing around with this colour. In my paint box it’s actually purple. But painting onto very wet paper dilutes the colour. The overall effect makes me think of wild sweet peas – that mass of pinkness!
I was inspired by Elisa Choi Ang’s workshops over at SkillShare Why don’t you try Elisa’s workshops? She makes painting accessible to everyone!
© Freya Pickard 2017
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Dragonscale Portraits 20170506

5 June, 2017

As the photograph of Joey seemed to go down well back in February (record number of comments in just 1 day!) I’ve decided to post another of my photographs.
This one was taken on the beach and it is real. I have not photoshopped it at all!
I could not believe that the seaweed looked like an embroidered heart! What are the chances of finding something like that again?
© Freya Pickard 2017
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube

Wednesday Words – Fruit Cake

13 February, 2013
I originally posted this blog at WOWH
I’d like to share some virtual fruit cake with you. I made a large fruit cake for the week my partner and I took off recently. We didn’t go away. We made furniture for the office, bought things we needed and I also did a lot of gardening.
We were both tired. We needed to do something creative which tied in with practical things that needed to be done around the house. We ate small slices of my fruit cake for tea in the afternoons, drinking herbal tea with it; chamomile, blackcurrant or fennel. We listened to more music. We hardly watched any TV. Instead we re-watched the original Star Wars films in the evenings.
The fruit cake was succulent and firm but it wasn’t heavy at all. There were great chunks of dried fruit in it; fig, date, apricot, pear, apple. The texture was firm yet yielding. The taste was fruity-sweet, not too sweet. It was a treat. It gave us energy when we’d been working hard physically all day.
During the week I didn’t write any haiku and only a few stones. I stopped thinking about trying to make money out of my writing. I stopped trying to decide what to write next; should I re-write my romace, should I write my planned novel about depression, should I work on my fantasy series or write the final futuristic tale, or should I write more poems and short stories to sell to magazines?
I rested my mind. I enjoyed gardening. I made tomato soup from my homegrown tomatoes. I read three books; “Pay Attention – A River of Stones”, “A Year of Questions” by Fiona Robyn and “Soulforge” by Margaret Weis. I stopped feeling tired. I stopped worrying. I enjoyed being.
Now I’m back in routine and I know where I’m going. I’m working on short stories because they’re alive to me at the moment. And in November I’m going to participate in Nanowrimo for the first time ever in order to start my novel about living with depression.
The Nanowrimo experience was interesting but not one that I would want to repeat! I still need to work on the draft of the novel I wrote during that month…
© Freya Pickard 2013

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