‘Big Little Dreamer’ – Day 219/365 -NFS

‘Big Little Dreamer’ – Day 219/365 -NFS

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With the passing of each tiny painting, I find more and more conviction in the largeness of life that comes from tinier, simpler living. ⁠
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Being an artist and living in a van was a big dream I held as a wee whippersnapper too, before ever seeing other people doing it. And then I closed it in a box when the world told me it was unrealistic, picking up a great many other things before deciding the contents of the box were just too intriguing to forget about. What a crazy thought – if life is a circular journey back to the expansive thoughts that illuminated us as tiny humans….?⁠
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Hmmmm….I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.⁠
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📸Another beautiful tiny #vanlifemoment that snuck into my heart, this one by @flolanni.⁠

’27 Point U-Turn’ – Day 217/365 -NFS

’27 Point U-Turn’ – Day 217/365 -NFS

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Derivative work created with permission from photographer


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I heard a great interview a week ago with Todd Henry, author of ‘Louder than Words’ in which he describes how there’s always a U-shape in creative projects – that place somewhere in the bottom where you feel totally confused, directionless, uninspired and without steam in the middle of the slog.⁠
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I could not have heard it at a better time because it gave me such clarity and perspective on what I was experiencing. ⁠
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Today while painting this adorable bus, which I just had to put on a mini because I so admire this artist living her tiny creative life on this bus, I laughed out loud when it dawned on me why it feels like my creative U-turns always, well ‘turn’ so much slower. I said to myself ‘Drea – you might not be there yet – but your heart is already a creative living on a bus and don’t you know U-turns are a laborious thing on a bus?!’⁠
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So that’s my aha on what possibly feels like the last few hinky-pinky twists in the U-turn.⁠
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For more awesome tiny creative living inspo check out @busgoblin and her awesome mobile home and studio.⁠
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ps: have a listen to Todd Henry’s interview on Marie Forleo – major clarity for creative endeavours.⁠

‘Great Perhaps’ – Day 103/365 – R2100

‘Great Perhaps’ – Day 103/365 – R2100

Sale Price of Original: R2100

(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Derivative work created with permission from photographer


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I see unknowable magic in this little moment, don’t you?! It must be a wilderness connection thing.
As John Green says, “I go to seek a great perhaps”. A great perhaps indeed. 😍

Another lovely moment by @graeholliday 🙂

‘Cabinlandia’ – Day 101/365 – NFS

‘Cabinlandia’ – Day 101/365 – NFS

Artist study. Not for sale.


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They say freedom is a state of mind but I do believe being on the nature equivalent of a clean white page in a wooden cabin on wheels helps an awful lot!
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I’m just loving the work-life creations of
@pnwcabinland. They’re the stuff little snails and puppy dog tails are made of!
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Inspiration from the photography of @pnwcabinland

‘Bold Living’ – Day 99/365 – NFS

‘Bold Living’ – Day 99/365 – NFS

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@BlessyLouBus looki! I painted your awesome skoolie on the salt flats! 😀
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Guys, this is a family of 7 travelling in a renovated school bus – I mean, if that isn’t a wild ride I dunno what is?!
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I can’t imagine a better education. After all, if stories are how we connect and learn, then life as little humans on a biggish bus out on the road must embed some glorious learnings into your bones. Gotta say, kid me is a little jealous. But then I’m adamant about never fully leaving kid me behind and I’m sure one day she’ll experience this kind of stoke too.

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