Saturday, September 21, 2013

Persistence makes the difference!

Only persistence will make you a better artist,
I can`t see any other way, there are no short cuts
to draw or paint better, at least, they are nor given to 
me or they aren`t obvious to me!  So how do you 
grow up in any field?  You focus, you pursuit, you
insist,  you learn and study and repeat until you master! 
This, may take a long time but that`s why is important
to be true, so you find your self doing what you love
and when you look back to your past, you will
see that you`ve been happy over your life.
This, I believe, will avoid any regrets!

This week I have moved to pastels and I think
they come easy to me, I can`t say why although I know
I still have a lot to learn but it`s a soft medium, 
easy to handle,  some of my class mates don`t 
like them, I guess it has to do with the mess,
I would like to learn more about them, maybe
later I will find a new teacher who`s a master 
on them or online classes, do you know any?

I feel I am growing to were I want,
It`s hard to explain but it`s a place were
there is certainty, were I can finally sit
and just enjoy the process and allow 
inspiration to flow, it`s a good feeling,
I thought I would never feel it but it
is there, practice is taking me there,
study and hard work is giving me
wings, it`s finally getting easier to fly!

Keep going,
keep trying,
but try the new,
let it flow,
let it come,
but find the good,
be brave
and dare
to dance
your own song.


  1. @rt ♥ love it
    hugs jenneke

  2. Moni your pastel sketch is stunning ,u are a natural indeed, i have several hundred dollars worth of pastels and have just realized I'm allergic to them ,can only use my pastel I'm not happy happy u love them ...

    1. Ho sweet! I am sorry you are allergic to them and yes they are a bit expensive, maybe we could trade? What would you like from me or from Mexico? This would be fun, If interested, let me know! ;D

  3. I love your work so much. Sooo beautiful.
    lovely greet

    1. You are sooo sweet Marja! ;D
      Hugs from Mexico!

  4. yea and I agree practice practice practice is the key. I know a lot don't have the patience for it but you hit the nail on the head my dear. this is wonderful and love it all. Pastels are such a wonderful media, I used it for years and now back into it, I was taught to start with your darkest darks and go from there. I like it because you can layer the colors so beautifully. Yes it is messy but hands on and dirty fingers don't bother me at all. In the 70's when I was painting hot and heavy there is a book Capturing personality in pastels by Dennis Frost that was good but I know today there area probably others . You are so smart I know you just keeping on doing what you are doing and you will be a winner with them. I always have a tendancy to put to much pastels on the paper, I guess I think more is better. But main thing is not to put a finishing spray on them really changes the look and not a good change. There is a sand paper out there to do pastels on and gives a totally different look, forgot the name thought. Remember it has been over 30 years ago. I am getting back into it and if I find the name will let you know. Sorry to write a book here your work is awesome my dear. xoxoxo

  5. I forgot to say dear Moni, I am indeed not an expert or try to be in pastels but have worked with them for years. Mary Cassatt is another to look at her work for inspiration, but girl you create and play to your hearts content. They come easily to you because you want to play and learn as in your comment. You are trying new and letting it flow BRAVO !!!! I have not seen a thing you do that we don't all love. Just had to add the little PS to my other comment. Hugs again xoxox

    1. Ho, thank you so much for this info, I will look into those artists, I am glad you tell me all this, we all have different approaches and I sure will try yours! I don`t believe there`s only one technique to a medium and trying different things helps you to understand your own! I am glad you shared all this and I hope to keep on sharing new works in the future with your input!! ;D

  6. You sure seem to have a knack for this medium Moni! LOVE the study of the lips and your pastel portrait is stunning!

  7. Beautiful Moni!


Thank you so much for your sweet comments!