“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”
I think we can all learn a lot from children and Bil Kean. From now on I will try to live my life savouring each minute, focusing on the brilliance that exists within each moment and be grateful for the time that has been given to me.
Enough reflecting on time, let’s move on to a painting I did in the summer last year from a photograph I took in Cornwall, a few years back. My husband and I were taking a walk along the Cornish coast, during a warm but breezy morning. The sea was a beautiful turquoise colour with waves making a thunderous noise as they crashed onto the rocks. We came across a narrow path which led down into a small ravine with boulders covered in moss and flowers and a bubbling stream. It was quite magical. The sound of the waves disappeared as we descended further down into the hollow. We found a narrow path and decided to follow it. After a few minutes it led us into a type of tunnel that was made of rambling plants, it was striking and mysterious. Of course childlike curiosity got the better of us, we were captivated by what we might see at the end of this dark tube. Upon entering the tunnel the ceiling was quite low and specks of light peered through the gaps in the leaves leaving a mottled effect on the floor. As we walked along the path the anticipation of what we might see was in the front of our minds. At last the light was visible so we rushed to get to the end and were greeted by a stunning cottage surrounded by a luscious garden and a breath-taking view. I immediately took a picture of it as I knew I would want to paint it one day.
So folks, here it is ‘A quiet corner of Cornwall’, I hope you like it. I will end this blog by saying I really hope that this year is a special year for all of us, bringing us health, wealth and wisdom and where we are given the opportunity to live in the moment, gathering many joyful memories of 2019.