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Blog restoration update


Taking on yourself too much

This morning I woke up with a feeling of dread knowing I finally had to face the daunting task of restoring 400 posts with each one containing one to eleven photos!
I kept talking myself into taking it by category or even by post so as not to get discouraged & procrastinate as a result…
I finally grabbed the sliver of courage I had by some miracle, held fast on to it and started tackling the last few posts of the poetry category & decided to go on working (for how long it takes) until it’s completed.
Then I decided that if 99% of the photos have vanished I might as well start from scratch & bring down the pixels to all of them & just maybe I will have saved myself the trouble to have to create a new oawritingspoemspaintings2!There is a silver lining after all ­čÖé

So, I cleaned up my media once again (!) to start afresh. All in all I was busy six hours on the blog & decided (when my head felt squeezed in a vise) to stop after giving you an update.

I’ll try my best to go on liking but if I don’t manage due to the long hours of work on this blog, my sincere apologies to all my supportive & faithful followers ­čÖé
I consider this as the Resurrection of my blog and its rebirth will be thanks to your patience. Once again a big thank you to you all!

Painting ongoing project


Hi everyone!

I decided to post this painting project as an incentive.

Guardians of the city small version ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

Guardians of the city small version
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I found the picture somewhere and instantly felt a kinship, it was MY style of art. I had what you call in French ” un coup de coeur ” for it ( meaning

Guardians of the city (small 24/30 cm) ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

Guardians of the city (small 24/30 cm)
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falling in love with something ) and wanted to get to work immediately.

I finished it in small ( a rectangular 24 cm wide = 9.4 inches, 30 cm long = 11.8 inches ) called it ” Guardians of the city ” and felt it a challenge to dive into deeper waters and go bigger ( 80 cm =
31.4 inches ) in square version this time.

Sketch of Guardians of the city ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

Sketch of Guardians of the city
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It was my first Big painting! Meanwhile I have done many others but, this one just seemed to lag behind…

Every time I worked on it, I saw all the million of details to be refined… I got sometimes discouraged by the magnitude

Guardian of the city first layer ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

Guardian of the city first layer
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of the ” job ” and once you start thinking of it as a job, you pause and remind yourself why you had started in the first place with painting.

I waited for the moment of inspiration, which disappears as quickly as it comes ( I call it ” frenzy for… ” it shows up in bouts ) the adventure turned out to become a non-ending assignment.

Guardians of the city second layer ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

Guardians of the city second layer
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I hope this post will ” lure ” me into action ­čÖé will persuade and stimulate me, to end its finish touch.

Guardians of the city third layer ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

Guardians of the city third layer
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Enjoy and have a lovely weekend ­čÖé

Guardians of the city ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

Guardians of the city
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