Goodbye to the old

A while ago, I went to Sharon’s blog, http://flatsoundofwoodenclogs.blogspot.com/

and saw she had a new blog. And just there I decided I wanted a new one too! A change is always as good as a holiday! And one of my biggest fears in life is that I’ll stagnate or grow stale, become a dusty shelf….Therefore, change is one of the most important words in my vocabulary!

It was a bit of an uphill road getting to this new blog, but I believe it worked(will work soon). Now don’t expect something exotic, it actually looks quite the same as it does now, but who knows, that might change soon too?

So, I’m packing up my art stuff and moving here, where I’ll unpack my bags and stay…for a while.

and with this, I say: “Goodbye to the old…”

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Lin said…
WHAT A CREATIVE way to move your blog, Ronell!! I LOVE the symbolism of the open and closed bags — perfectly done, exquisitely executed!!! BUONA FORTUNA!!
September 12, 2007 8:58 PM  
Sharon said…
Are you safely home now, Ronell? I look forward to more of your LOVELY (!) paintings and delicious recipes. The new site looks great! Sharon
September 12, 2007 11:39 PM  
Anita said…
Oooooh, looking good!
September 13, 2007 1:01 PM  
Ujwala said…
Congratulations on your move. the new blog looks good. And here I was considering a move the other way around 😀
September 14, 2007 5:19 PM  
mARTa said…
I like change as well. I haven’t been to your new site yet…I think I will wait till tonight when I can take the time to savor it slowly.
I apologize for not commenting in a while…seems forever. But sometimes the balance between work and life gets shifted and sadly…lately the shift has been work.
I am also getting down to the final planning of my month long trip to the continent! I will be emailing you and Casey soon so we can set up a ‘date’
Bon voyage a ta maison! oh, I know I must be ‘butchering’ the language!
September 14, 2007 9:41 PM  
Africantapestry said…
Thank you for saying goodbye here!
Ronell

Last greetings…

Welcome to my new blog. 

I did my last sketch here in SC, this morning – a handful of Gerbera daisies in a jug. Their bright, vibrant colour, strong, upright stems and big, hearty flowers remind me of my mother who was as gracious and wonderfully spirited as these beauties. After I sketched them, I thought it would be a perfect goodbye to SC.

Done in pencil and WC on HP Fabriano WC paper, 23 x 30.5cm (9 x 12″)

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I am leaving for MY HOME!! on Thursday and my spirits are high. I’ve enjoyed my stay here in SC, but I miss the embrace of my home, the smell of my wooden floors, the touch of the old stone under my fingers, the squeeking of the bathroom door. I miss the warm bodies of my cats, the calling for their food in the morning. I miss the sunsets on the Loire and I miss the early morning rustling noise of the birds in the trees. I miss my studio and I miss my friends. I miss my croissants and I miss my garden.

I am ready to go home.