Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hermit Crab


I was (and am still) touched by all the words of encouragement sent via comments and also to my personal email when I quit painting (and therefore also blogging). I always thought I would take the time to answer each one personally, but I never did. But, allow me to tell you here, all the notes meant more to me than you could ever possibly know.

And now, more than a year later, I post one tiny watercolor sketch I did for a friend and again you come out of the woodwork to tell me you are glad to see me back. I don't even know how to show my appreciation. Thank you again.

A close friend of mine has dubbed me a Hermit Crab. I love to stay in other people's homes when they are away traveling. Not that I don't have a home of my own - I do. A very pleasant one. But there is something about just slipping into someone else's life for a short time that really appeals to me. And then there is the solitude...

Above is a watercolor sketch I did in Ronni's home while staying there recently.

18 comments:

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Yes! it is good to have you back.
Love this room! Are we invited to Ronnis place?
I was in Israel but did not want to call you since you did not answered my emls.....
Hope to see you more often now.
Your work is beautiful.
Hugs from Cali, Irit

laura said...

I love paintings of interiors, and this is a fine example: a lovely corner and the colors are beautiful--the pinkish tones esp appeal to me, in the chair and on the high chest's front; the touches of blue enhance them wonderfully--this really is a gem!

dominique eichi said...

Glad to see more work up on your blog. I 'm glad to read the post too. I house sit sometimes too and to me it feels a little like a vacation. Love this piece. =)

vanyasart said...

I am glad you are back ,Carol.Like your new watercolor.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Your sketch is a beautiful painting. Too nice to be a sketch. It's such a warm and pleasant painting ... I could feel comfortable in that nice cozy room

You don't need to thank us.... we like you ... we are your friend and we want you well.

sue said...

It's beautiful, as always. Good to hear you're around, even if only "hermit-ing." Looks very inviting.

Candy said...

I'm so happy that you're back. This sketch is lovely - a very warm, inviting room!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Carol,
Welcome back! I missed your beautiful work and was worried about you. I checked with my sister and she said you were okay. Look forward to seeing more.

maria kovalenko leysens said...

Hi again!!!
Love the warms and the cools of this painting. Looks like a nice place to stop for a while...

Cathy Gatland said...

Lovely to see you back again Carol, peeping out of your hermit shell, with beautiful paintings. This interior is full of light and peace - the colours seem shell-like too!

Lynn said...

I love seeing your painted life and hearing about the life you live outside the paintings as well. I have gone back and back reviewing past posts and have enjoyed them all. I will be back as you now pop up on my blog roll. So glad I found you.

toby said...

This is just gorgeous! It's so good to have you back - we really were worried.
I look forward to coming back to see what you're up to!

Laureline said...

We WERE worried and now we're so relieved and happy that life seems to be better for you. The colors in these interiors are jewel-like, stunning.

Sadia Hussain said...

Fabulous is the word! Very nicely done and beautiful colors!

QuietusLeo said...

Wonderful paintings. Welcome back!

Ami Vider said...

It happens to all of us. My blog (bit.ly/h0X7w) is also a work in progress with dead air time. So what, just keep on painting, it does great things for all of us, Ami

Karen Cole said...

I absolutely love your work.
I can't remember how I found your site, but I lived in Israel way back in the early '70s for about a year. I have always been an artist. I was originally a painting and drawing major and now dabble in about everything. I especially like looking at the work of fine artists as I have been into mixed media for awhile now and need to see what is happening in the painting world once in awhile.

My cousin has lived there for years and is a printmaker.

Just wanted to tell you how much I admire your work.

-Karen Cole

AK said...

I hope you continue painting forever. Amazing colours. You can actually feel the warmth of the room.