No rest days for the mad chicks…ok, you can have one…

Hey there! Its been a few days, but super eventful!!! Have been finishing off a commission…an owl of all things….cant help myself and he has dots too….have been trying very hard to organise my paperwork…much prefer my paints to pens, paper and paperclips…but a necessary evil!! All in my days off from my other job of course!

Have also been having fun with photo shoots of my kids with new scarves, wraps, drape tops and leggings! All of that involves more computer/uploading time and social media madness!!!! Who would have thought all this was involved when I just love painting for people?

Check out the crazy youtube clip, (see if you can spy the IT chick and the seamstress )….and encourage your family and friends to subscribe to this blog as well as the youtube channel….when the world knows about me, I will stop bugging you 🙂

What am I going to call this post?

I think I am having a day off tomorrow…does that mean I can clean and declutter another area of my house? Or do I have to sit down?

Yes Ma’am!!!

http://yesmaam.com.au/art/wensart-contemporary-indigenous-artist/

An online magazine in Sydney – an appreciating and creative bunch of contributors, I thank you for your time and journalism!!!

How exciting to see one’s words and pictures online in another “dimension”….I am a little chuffed to say the least….

This is short but oh so sweet – Thank you Sin from Yes Ma’am!

youtube baby!!

I hope I did this link right! Not the most tech savvy….an artists brain ok?

Well one of my amazing kidlets put this together for me today..just like that! I have 2 super kids, they constantly amaze me and I am so proud of both of them.

So, here is the first Wensart youtube clip. Yes, there will be more! The next one will be different again…and you just might hear me talk 🙂

This first one is a gallery type showcase, a flavour of where I have come from. From here on…its where I am and where I am going. You can come too!

I did a very long nursing shift today…and in the back of my mind…was keep going..it won’t be forever…it won’t be much longer…your efforts will pay off…one day soon…until then…have a piece of chocolate…

See you soon…mumma taxi duty calls….

Time stands still for no-one

Let me introduce myself properly….My name is Wendy, and I am an artist. I am also a mum, and I supplement my art business with being a nurse.

I have been painting for many years and have always been “creative”. Well I think so.

I know so 🙂

Whether it was on furniture, canvas, shoes, teapots, pots, plates, fabric, old ironing boards (that timber is really nice to paint on!)…or even those little country craft signs about family or having fat friends so you look skinny…I would paint on it. I even made myself a little sign that said if it doesn’t move – paint on it. I sent QANTAS a suggestion that they should look at my designs…I believe they are getting back to me 😉

This has been my hobby for many years, amongst others, but this is also my passion. Its my soul, and besides the written word, its how I express what I have inside. And now, after years of trials, mistakes, some successes, praise, criticism, I believe I have arrived at the start of the next stage. When I no longer have to supplement my income. Don’t worry Boss, I am not resigning…but I need you all to know that my art business is where I belong, and where I shall be. Very soon.

Original paintings. Limited edition prints. Chiffon scarves/wraps/caftans. Possibly fabric on canvas wall art. For the quilters – fat quarter bundles. Painting workshops in my home. Inspirational travel and philanthropy. This blog and more. So much more. My head is a spinning wheel.

Whilst I have all the time in the world to not rush, do this properly, in my time….(I need to make a little more time for that roses smelling – cue epsom salt bath in the next couple of hours – look at me setting goals!!!)…..I don’t have time to sit around and wait for “my lucky break”. I am going to make that happen. I don’t need a knight in shining armour to end my money worries. I am doing that myself. I have my own armour thank you very much. Its got paint on it.

Time stands still for no one.

The Rivers of what ifs, the tears and the promise.

Oh you got me in the middle of a painting…titled as this is…I had to stop and write, to still the chatter in my mind.
I am painting a “pretty” painting…lovely bright blues and greens…greys, blacks and white featured too. For all appearances, it would seem a happy painting…and I hope the good fairy tale does have some sort of good ending!! But its not how the painting…or the story..has always played out.
I hope that paintings stir an emotion in you, or a thought, or leave you with a good feeling…because thats how I paint for me…I wasn’t expecting though, to cry while I was painting this one…
This may or may not resonate with you, and you may think the “pretty” painting, is nice to look at, and that is all. And I am not at all bothered by that. You need to feel how you feel.

Cue Cat Stevens on my playlist!!!! Except it wasn’t the first cut, but it certainly was the deepest.

Have you thought of past, long lost loves? Thought about what if? Even if you are happy in your now, does your mind ever wander back? Or don’t you allow it? Or you may not feel the need…that would be lovely. Well mine has its wandering back moments, and what if…. and even if I know I am better as I am now, it still hurts. Can you miss someone who wasn’t right for you and has long gone? Can you still feel love but not be in love? This is making me cry…you are witnessing a chink in my armour, a glimpse of my hurt… normally I would turn this into a joke…but I won’t….
…I will paint some more now..I will show you when I am finished it….a painting of rivers of tears…of crossings crossed..tides have come and gone…the ebb and the flow…of paths travelled and to be travelled…and of the promise that there will be a happy ending.

You came back!!!!

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YOU CAME BACK!!!

I was wondering if you would 😉

Well I am still tired but not so emotional tonight!!! Yay!!! 6 days off!! I am like a fly in fly out nurse…except I don’t fly anywhere to work…

6 days…that could mean a lot of rest….but in actual fact…it means PAINTING! ..and WRITING!!..and 4hrs of a TAFE small business course…note to self – do your homework….and grocery shopping!!!! And a little bit of housework!!! AND spending time with my kids…thats the best bit!!

I might even have a nap.

I am getting a hair cut!!!! Oh I love that massage chair at the salon. I want to marry it.

And apparently…I should be doing a youtube video and uploading it…crikey…that could be scary.

Can you tell that my mind really has no logical thought pattern? ..its like, oh shiny thing! I can be very distracted….ALL the time…but at the same time…always focusing on the journey and the dream…see, I can’t even have a logical sentence. But you know what I mean.

Nice kitten.

The Wensart Story – wanting to be more than I am. Wanting to give all that I can. Wanting to show my girls that they can do whatever they put their minds to. Wanting to be…me.