Wednesday, 30 May 2012

painted ladies: the story behind the canvas

Today's painted lady portraits are from my 'real life' friend Max...having taken up art lessons recently, let me tell you that these are works of's bloody hard to get so good. In fact, it's fair to say I've chosen to practise creating 'abstract' art. (Some might say all my so-called 'art' is abstract.)
Max was the birthday girl recipient of last week's birthday essay on ubuntu & depression, and her blog piece today - about getting what you thought you needed in life - is so good that I wanted to connect you to it. It's also fab to get to the story behind the works of art, which is why I asked her if I might share these with you.
Max's post reminded me of how silly I am when I sometimes wonder whether I should have gotten out of the London rat race - there's no point comparing myself to people who have something I don't even want - fancy titles, too much time on the tube, a linear career path. 
Do yourself a favor, pop on over and I'd love to hear what you think - how your 'brick walls' led to 'open doors'...

images: MJKelly


Gillian said...

What amazing paintings - the expressions captured are just awesome, made even better when you realise the are painted by an "ordinary" person and not some "famous" artist. As for walls and doors - I've recently realised that I was beating myself up for not wanting to go back to work when actually I just did not want to go back to the work that I was doing previously. I finally took steps to make the change, but as Max's post so rightly says, it seems I may be going through a maze to get where I want to be!

Carly {covet.collect.connect} said...

mazes are fun, so that's all good! Same thing here, had to realise I'm less career ladder and more jungle gym orientated!

MJ Kelly said...

:-) my girls look good up there! Thanks for the positive vibes, Carls! I love where this maze is leading!

Carly {covet.collect.connect} said...

I'm excited for you too :) x

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