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Watercolour done on a scrap piece of paper while talking on the phone – Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa.

“A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.”
- Ayn Rand

Structured doodling (with some left-over colours on my palette) while talking on the phone with my daughter soon turned out to look like a bookshelf! So I decided to add some colour and a few book titles and my own bookshelf emerged, complete with my Lever Arch file and set of Encyclopaedias!

  1. 8th October 2010 – FEATURED in Show Us Your Bloopers
  2. 8th October 2010 – FEATURED in Live, Love, Dream
  3. 23rd January 2011 – FEATURED in Old Farts of RedBubble
  4. 3rd February 2011 – Placed in the TOP 10 of the challenge Books in This & That
  5. 28th June 2011 – FEATURED in Sketching and Drawings

I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • dani05
    dani05over 4 years ago

    Lever arch file, haha I have a how the light falls..while on the phone..amazing!

  • :-) smile! A lot happens while on the phone Dani! Thank you very much for the favs!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous multi-tasking. Hope you don’t paint & drive!!!! :)

  • Ha ha Marsha! I think that’s were I’ll draw the line between dreams and reality! Thanks hey!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago

    Oh!! I love your words and how this was “born” !!! Excellent art!!

  • Ah Liz! You know how these things happen! Thank you very much!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Great piece, Maree! A very productive phone call, I would say.

  • Oh yea! Thanks Dot!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • annieannie
    annieannieabout 4 years ago

    and it is a feature in bloopers too xx

  • Yeah! Thank you Annie!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 4 years ago

  • OMG Isa! Thank you for this lovely feature, I’m really thrilled!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, great work and well deserved.

  • Thanks for your congrats Andrea, appreciate your support!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature with this attractive watercolor! I wish I could create this well while talking on the phone!

  • Angie, some mindless straight lines down, straight lines across, some colour and it started appearing! Thank you very much for your lovely comment!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • almaalice
    almaaliceabout 4 years ago

    Originality strikes again!! Yesterday you surprised me with a still life and I recognized you on this one from the title before I even opened the image!!! So organized and I’ll bet they are not dusty!! Love it. Alma

  • An admission of guilt regarding the dust Alma – I LOVE open windows and doors and my housekeeper has her hands full trying to keep up with dusting – so now my motto is “once a week” is enough for getting rid of dust and not to get upset by it! I’m pleased you even recognised just my title, WOW! but I’m gonna surprise you again one day! And thank you very much for the fav! Hugs xx

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Mariaan M Krog Fine Art Portfolio
    Mariaan M Krog...about 4 years ago

    Superb doodling -as you say, very structured. Great job Maree.

  • Aaah, thank you Mariaan, glad you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

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