Introducing the new project I told you about yesterday. Drum role please..... I'll be asking other bloggers to create their own Today I Saw and they'll kindly answer questions about the things they see in their life that inspire them! Sounds good, right?
First up, the wonderful Geninne of 'Geninne's Art Blog'! I (and many others) am so inspired by Geninne's colourful paintings of birds and the natural world. It's obvious in Geninne's colourful art work that she has a positive attitude to life and sees so much beauty around her. I often go to her flickr to be transported to her creative and beautiful home in Mexico. The work (and wonderfully positive attitude) of Geninne is so inspiring that I'm honoured to have her here on Today I Saw. Thank you so very much Geninne for taking part.
Geninne, could you please tell us about your postcard and what you have chosen to draw?
I needed a few pretty sheets of papers for a very cool new project I'm working on and it's always a treat to walk by the isles with rows and rows of different papers from which to choose from at our local art supply shot and I guess it was the first image that came to my mind when I was thinking about what to draw on my postcard.
And, have you decided who you will be sending it to?
I'll do a giveaway at my blog and send it to one of my lovely readers.
What is the first thing you see each morning?
My wonderful husband Manolo.
What do you see when you are sat at your computer, working on your blog?
I have a very high window in front of my desk where I can see up the hill, the sky and my neighbor's beautiful cactus garden. At eye level I can see my two handsome boys working away at their desks.
Geninne, readers of your blog love your colourful paintings of birds and wildlife. What do you see that inspires you to use such wonderful, vibrant colours?
The colors of Mexico have always been a huge source of inspiration. This country is vibrant, warm and happy.
Please think of a journey that you take often. It can be long or short. What do you see on that journey?
I see lots of different cactus and succulents, patches of purple lavender, white herons, great-tailed grackles and if I'm very lucky I see a couple of vermillion flycatchers.
I often carry a notebook and pen with me, to take note of any interesting sights I see. Do you have any particular materials that you always take with you?
My camera! and if I'm not carrying my camera I'm always shooting photos in head.
Could you describe some things you see every day that you feel are important to you and your life?
My boy's smiling faces, my husband's loving look and my very happy border collie called Turbo wagging his tail furiously.
And finally, please tell us one thing that you saw recently which stayed in your memory.
A hawk and two ravens fighting for territory outside our house. It was like watching a World War II documentary about fighter jets! The hawk being the Red Baron of course.
Thank you Geninne. It was a delight to read your answers and to hear about the things you see in your life and your picture is wonderful ~ you'll have a very lucky reader!