She is not quite what you would call refined. She is not quite what you would call unrefined. She is the kind of person that keeps a Raven.
- Apologies to Mark Twain!
Welcome to my Bubble! Join me on my journey into the wonderful world of art!
Hi, I am Maree Clarkson, Artist, Nature Student, gardener and bird-lover.
I live on my little piece of African soil, an 8.5ha smallholding in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa, which is situated on the border of The Cradle of Humankind. I’m passionate about sketching and painting, animals, birds, nature, Moleskine note books, the beach, crystals, useless information, technology, blogging, networking, my MAC, my Land Rover, positivity, gardening and discovering anything new in life.
I am a watercolour artist, taking inspiration for my art from nature and anywhere else I see fit.
My inspiration is easily stimulated – a certain shape, an interesting line or shadow, a beautiful colour, the curve of a leaf as it gently sways in the wind, something somebody says or a song, a pebble as it lays half covered by sand on the beach… the beauty of nature far surpasses anything man-made, and I can only but try to represent it as I see it.
I am constantly exploring my creativity, overcoming my fears in the process, trying new things and having a great journey along the way! More often than not, artists are MUCH too serious about their art, not willing to take a chance, not willing to fail, not willing to explore. To me, art must be, above all else, a passion and fun. And to me it is important to paint EVERY DAY, sometimes doing 3 or 4 pieces a day, or else I get grumpy and not easy to live with then.
The rest of my time I spend looking after sick or rescued birds and other animals. I am not an activist and I didn’t ask for the job, but I am honoured that they seem to seek me out. Spending a lot of time in Nature means experiencing the beauty, and also the pain, of Mother Earth and it is my privilege to try and reduce my carbon footprint as much as possible and to live within the laws of Nature, conserving, preserving and not harming.
I’m non-judgemental, I smoke, I bite my nails and I accept people as they are. I like everybody until they give me reason not to and I’m the easiest person on this earth to get along with.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it!”
Have a great day and thank you for visiting my profile and remember : “Happiness is a way of travel, and not a destination!”
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The starting date of this group was 14 September 2010. You are welcome to join us!