Painting summer

This summer so far, has been a very mixed up one - sun and rain, in the outer, as well as in the inner world. Life has been intense - we went on a gorgeous trip to Italy, a very good friend of mine got seriously sick, we had  lovely visitors and went to an amazing art festival, another friend of ours suddenly and totally unexpectedly died ... 

Maybe that accounts for my temporary slowness in blogging - i feel a bit overwhelmed and have to let it all settle in. I've got tons of pictures from my camera to sort out, lots of work on my desk and lots of things i'd like to show you soon. For today, just a light little glimpse of something on my desk - a little fashion drawing i've been working on.

Hope you all got well into July and are having a fabulous week. Miss you and will come visit soon!

Painting: Martina Voigt-Schmid


  1. Sweet Martina....I am so sorry to hear of these sad events....
    Be well, dear has a magical ability to heal our emotions and souls.
    This is such a lovely and carefree girl you have painted...
    Sending sunshine your way.
    Take care...
    Big hugs,
    - Irina

  2. Oh no...this is very sad news...I am very sorry to hear of this. I send you all my love & hugs and hope that you will be able to find some light in all of this sad news. Gorgeous painting. Lots of love to you xx

  3. Your drawing is beautiful! I'm so sorry for your lost and sad things happened in your life. I hope you'll have some sunshine and light in your sorrow. Hugs,

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about the sadness around you. Your painting looks so happy and bright but I know how painting can belie feelings. I hope you're ok and can treasure the happy memories.
    Lots of love, Jess xx

  5. Enjoy from me...x !

  6. I agree - kind of mix of real summer, storms and colder days:) but let's enjoy it!

  7. so sorry for your loss~sending hugs...

  8. My precious friend.......I am on a trip myself, out of state to see my one and only aunt that is left. She is failing in her health, and my blogging is sporadic at the moment, but I had to come by to see you. I extend my heart and arms to you as you are truly overwhelmed at the moment. Any time these unexpected changes happen, it throws us off our track. I love your choice of Picasso's quotes...he has become one of my favorite "poets" for in his art, he goes BEYOND the expected, in his words, he surprises and twists what we think we know into a new light.

    Be well, take TIME OFF and refocus. WE ARE HERE. LOVE TO YOU, Anita

  9. So sorry to hear this my sweet and dear friend. Thinking of you.xx

  10. My love and sympathy to you Martina, xo M

  11. Martina-I'm so sorry about the sad events you're dealing with-that's a lot to take in. I hope you find some brightness to lift you up a little each day.

    Your sketch is beautiful by the way - so cheerful and bright.


  12. I love it!!! its so beautifully yellow. Really!!! Gorgeous art work. I can't even draw a stick person, so I love to look at others work. This yellow fashion model makes me happy.
    Happy Fourth,
    Marie Antoinette

  13. Sending you my love and prayers dear is filled with Joys and challenges but it is always good to know that you have friends and family to smile and cry with. xoxo

  14. I'm so sorry you lost a friend. Bless you.
    I love your art! These are special.
    Love the sunglasses!

  15. Oh my goodness! How tragic! I am so sorry to hear about your friend. Praying for you, Martina that you would be given, peace, hope and clarity.

    I love everything about this painting...the face, hair, sunglasses, dress and the sunny yellow.


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