Saturday, 28 December 2013

Moving on....looking forward....and being me

I've not had the easiest of years and have had to battle with my extreme anxiety as usual but also depression. It almost did me in during the last couple of months but somehow or other, like always, I got through and this is the beginning of me.....once more! :-)

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you all. I hope you have a really lovely few days.
With love Lynda xx

Friday, 20 December 2013

Moving to a more personal diary style for my blog....

I thought I would begin to slowly change my blog to its new format so that any of you who currently follow me can get the idea of how it will change. That way you can decide if you wish to carry on following it as I realise most of you are primarily arty I am too but as I said in my last post, I am going to change the basis of my blog now.

So for today I just want to post a photo that I really love and which rather sums up how some of my year this year has been....only deep inside me though, I have tried not to let it become too evident on the outside. Still my blog is very personal and so I think it is a good place to put it today. Today I am moving on from some hurts that have occurred this year, I am making a new start and much as this picture shows where I have been in my head, I am hoping the next picture I post will show me starting anew :-) I need to start anew, I am 65 years old now and still have some dreams to fulfil so there is no better time than today to take that first step.

A Christmas update

I am not sure if any of you still follow my blog but just in case...things have been a bit all over the place for me in recent months and I have today decided to close my social network site - Freeing Your Wings. FYW will close in the new year and at that time this blog will change its focus somewhat. It will no longer be just an art blog but will encompass the broader spectrum of Freeing Your Wings so will also become a place for healing and support. I will continue to run the distant healing group that runs on FYW from this blog as well. So...just to let you know and for now I wish you a very happy Christmas.

With love Lynda x

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

A journal page for a mini challenge...

Recently on my website we had a challenge to make up a message we would like to send to the world...this is mine. It is just a journal page but it was the saying I loved and wanted to base my painting around it.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Girl in a meadow

This is a large watercolour I have painted from Tamara Laporte's "Summer Girls" course on

Thursday, 26 September 2013

A journal page....not done too much lately but have a big painting I have nearly finished.

Friday, 28 June 2013


My first really planned use of pastels for portrait. I feel quite pleased with this. It is a reflection of how I have been feeling for a while and I think I have used closed eyes to show that I have retreated into myself.

Several paintings to upload......

This was my starting place on a recent course with Tamara Laporte on Willowing. The course was called "Radical Wellness" and I used it to try and heal some deeply embedded issues.

The next step was creating a guardian with my inner child.

And I completed with an interpretation of what I had managed to heal.

All pages were mixed media.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Long ago....

"For in every adult there dwells the child who was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be."

Quote from "The Book of Lost Things" by John Connolly

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Two really different paintings....I guess!

I am drifting at the moment....can't make my mind up what to work on hence the huge difference between these two. First is the largest "face" I have ever done so when I finished I thought it was quite bizarre, as it is life size. It is all acrylics. Still thinking about what I think about it....

Secondly I have gone back to a mixed media journalling page - water colours, acrylics, pastels, stencils and gold leaf. I cannot decide what to focus on at the moment.....:-(

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Not so easy....

I've been working on this one from my head really, ie not looking at another painting for guidance. It was quite hard and I am not happy with the shading. In the end I added some pastels for shading on top of the acrylics but I had already sealed the painting so it was really hard to get the shading to show as I wanted it too. I need to re-define some of it but here it is so far.... Still....good experience, just keeping on learning! :-)

Friday, 22 February 2013

"Girl in a red scarf"

After a long lull in my painting I finally got back to trying out my portrait painting in acrylics again. I am afraid I cannot remember which artist I was looking at when I was inspired to paint this girl. Although I can see several errors and places I need to tidy up, I am pleased with her. I like her expression and I felt really pleased with the overall effect of her scarf, which I really thought I would not be able to do.