Blogs by Gwen Madoc
3/12/2008 2:24:40 AM
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Writing vs Painting
While I am actively planning my next book, and I know I should get down to work even though I will probably have a year to write it (if I do get another contract!) I am itching to put paint brush to paper (or canvas). And, let's face it, I have spent a good deal lately on art materials.
I am like that, you see. Being a Gemini, when a 'craze' gets hold of me I have to throw myself into it wholeheartedly and throw money at it as well. Very often these crazes last only weeks but painting has always been a love of mine even though I have no real talent.
My present excuse for indulging myself is that since I am waiting for the manuscript of my current book KEEPING SECRETS to be returned to me for further revision and editing I can paint to my heart's content.
I am into acrylics at the moment - a very interesting although baffling medium. Acrylics are so versatile - watercolour technique or oil-painting technique are possible with it. I expect you know that already. :) Excuse my enthusiasm.
I have a free afternoon today so later, after lunch, I will get out my easel, paints and brushes and 'have a go' as artist Alwyn Crawshaw is always urging us in his TV series. He's my hero. I hang on his every word.
In this very uncertain life we must grab all the fun we can. Don't you agree?
More Blogs by Gwen Madoc
New Novel in Progress - Sunday, April 21, 2013
New Novel - POVERTY'S PRIDE - Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Torn! - Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Here I go again! - Monday, March 10, 2008
KEEPING SECRETS - Sunday, February 24, 2008
The die is cast! - Monday, February 04, 2008
Dance night - Friday, February 01, 2008
In the Top 100 Bestselling Sagas - Monday, January 21, 2008
Sun Rise, Sun Set - The World Spins. - Tuesday, January 08, 2008
My sad loss of a wonderful husband - Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Scalped! - Thursday, December 06, 2007
A little treat - Monday, December 03, 2007
It had to be Tesco - Saturday, December 01, 2007
Time's blackhole - Friday, November 30, 2007
Changes - Thursday, November 29, 2007
Heat wave! - Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Careful what you buy! - Tuesday, November 27, 2007
The End is Near! - Friday, November 23, 2007