'Aller au fil de l'eau' means to go with the flow. It is also, appropriately, the name of the café in the small French village where I live. On the terrace, the atmosphere is relaxed, life seems to mosey along no faster than the river that slips lazily by. In spring and early summer, conversations are often accompanied by a chorus of croaking frogs. Creating this blog is some kind of commitment to take brush or pen or pencil in hand every day and make art. As Julia Cameron says: "...creativity is not a marathon event that we must gird ourselves for, whacking off great swaths of life as we know it to make room for it. Creativity is not aberrant, not dramatic, not dangerous. If anything, it is the pent-up energy of not using our creativity that feels that way". Not making art is like trying to stop the flow of the river. I surrender to the flow and watch where it takes me.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Red Chillies in a Jar

Another in the chilli series. Bird's eye view of some big dried red chillies in a thick glass jar. Watercolour with a bit of pen and ink.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Judith. Love the colours,the greens and reds set each other off; love how you've dealt with the table surface;love the discreet ink line-work, and the glass jar looks like a glass jar. :-) off to do my own painting.

  2. Ooh, merci beaucoup! Looking forward to seeing the results of your afternoon's work.