Monday, November 26, 2007

Skating Blissfully




Do you remember when you were young and being blissful was put into everything you did?
My newest painting is a celebration of youth. I have some footage of myself and a friend skating when we were 8 years old.
I have made a new video showing this footage along with the process of my newest painting. I remember that day. Skating and falling down and laughing. You want to know something? I never remember feeling cold.



"Skating Blissfully" is at auction right now HERE.

I would also like to mention that the lovely headband I am wearing was made by RAIMBOW TREE on etsy! She is such a sweet creative girl!

19 comments:

Sama said...

That is just truly amazing! I love the painting and the video is just so great!

turquoise cro said...

WowieeEEEEEE! Tascha! How SWEET is everything!!! here today!!! YOU are soOOOOOoOOo pretty as a child and now too! I LOVE your hairband and the painting is soOOOOooo whimsical and sweet It's giving me a toothache! Another Blogger gave me that line!!! hehe

Raimbow Tree said...

You look so cute in that headband! I love it all! Thanks so much for sharing :)

Janina said...

Just found you Tascha, and love your paintings. Can you tell me please what is that white pencil (?) you used in an earlier painting that you "unwrap" instead of sharpening?

tascha said...

Hi Janina,
It is called a "china marker" it is like a wax pencil that can put marks on almost anything. It comes in black, white, red, blue, yellow and green.

Mariposa said...

Memories of childhood tend to mold our artistic viewpoint at times. :)

Peggy said...

LOVE it - thanks for sharing the video and the painting. Music really set the tone. Makes me smile tonight and I thank you for that!

Deirdra Doan said...

Tascha, So Sweet, I love your video, a poem, a joy and your painting of love so beautiful. The ending was so dear. I will always remember it with your beautiful little smile and falling down to be with your friend.

Don't be afraid to Fall.....thank you.

suze said...

I love your videos! They are so relaxing. I would love to skate again but I have to be afraid to fall. I had a kidney transplant 2 years ago and can't take that chance:( But watching you was fun.I just purchased your little blue bird print. It's my husbands & my favorite. We have it on our screen saver and see it everyday.May I have your permission to put a little print of it on a college for my nephew?
Please!!?
suze :)

Diane Duda said...

I don't know which is sweeter...the painting or the footage that inspired it! Maybe it's just you. :)

I really do love this one!

xo
Di

tascha said...

HI Suze!
Oh that is so sweet that you got the blue bird print! Please feel free to use it for a gift to your nephew!
"Don't be afraid to fall down" could be taken in a few different ways. Maybe in your case, you can take it in the sense that you can take risks and you shouldn't be scared of them not working out.
Take care!

tascha said...

To be honest, I am a little afraid to fall. I have been rather "stiff" in my videos because of some sort of fear of acceptance. I'm not sure if that is even the right word "acceptance", but something is holding me back from feeling completely comfortable on camera. I hope to get over it soon.

1,000 Faces of MotherHenna said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! What a treasure you have in that video... and what a fun way to honor the inspiration from that moment in time. Wonderful. So appreciate the reminder to not be afraid -- and that it is a beautiful reminder! Just thank you...
miracles,
k-

Ursula Shaw said...

A beautiful painting and great video. Thanks for sharing!

gabbi said...

That was truly darling! What a wonderful winter moment to capture. It does figure eights around my heart!

Catherine Holman said...

I love the video and the painting!

Susan/sweetimaginations said...

Love their sweet dresses! So soft and pretty.

I've got a little award for you on my blog...come on over and you can swipe the graphic and send it on to someone who makes you smile if you like!!!

kunsten said...

I love the painting

vintagepaletteart said...

What an adorable painting and the video is so inspirational. I loved watching your painting in progress and your headband is adorable! Thank you for being so creative and sharing your creativity with others!

*Lori