Tuesday

Alone at sea, returning to creativity

This post is more about sailing than painting but I'm posting it here because it tells the story about how I found inspiration to paint after a serious crisis. Without inspiration you can't paint, well you can go through the motions, but your work will reflect your state of mind and that will become a barrier which is hard to climb over.
This video is the English version of a lecture I gave in Swedish for an audience of creative people at the town theatre in Landskrona,  November 2013.

4 comments:

  1. Your work is wonderful. It's very evident in your finished pieces that the process by which you created it was a meaningful, inspired experience. Thanks for sharing not only your paintings and techniques, but your philosophies about making art and living.

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  2. Thank you for these inspiring thoughts. Takeaways for me: It's never too late to have a happy childhood. The cure for anything is salt water... And those who follow other people's footsteps...
    I am struggling with grief, but I found your blog because I love love love your watercolor style. I found you on YouTube. I especially love how you paint water in layers. I am in the U.S. but wish I could travel to Sweden and get a lesson or 2 from you!

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  3. Elizabeth, you continue to be a wonderful inspiration... not only with your paintings but also your stoic determination and ability to 'ride the waves' of life. Thank you for such a positive attitude and for sharing your experiences.

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