We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Monday, 1 August 2016

Happiness is cloud shaped ...

The next letter in the Craft Barn Alpha Dictionary Challenge is C. I couldn't visit everyone for the last letter as my internet decided to give me some grief, but hopefully it is all fixed now.

As I need some watercolour practice I decided on cloud as my word, and have done a sunset sky, with a few clouds - cirrus... cumulus ... Quite a few clouds begin with C too!

Love clouds, just looking at all those ever-changing shapes - nothing like a bit of cloud watching!

I've used just two complementary colours - blue and orange, which takes me back to one of my first watercolour workshops last year.  I've always loved colour, but never really analysed it, so I have learnt something this past year!

The current Paper Artsy challenge is all about colour mixing, so entering that one too. The PA post is very informative if you want to learn more about colour, so check it out.

Sunset skies are very beautiful, so I was moved to write another haiku -

Silver misty wisps
Cloudy nomads of the air
Wrapped in red gold threads


  1. Love your cloudy sky and all those different C clouds...I'm definitely a cloud watcher! Great haiku too!!

  2. This is both beautiful and haunting. I can relate to internet problems, so I'm glad you survived the ordeal. Sometimes technology is NOT our friend.

    I was very impressed with your haiku. You make it looks so effortless, but I know it isn't.

  3. I LOVE this...1 I'm starting a watercolour course in September...2 I'm a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society and love all things clouds. You have captured a sunset sky beautifully xx

  4. Love your cloud painting, great word to use.

  5. How very clever you are. The clouds are beautifully painted, I love this.

  6. Beautiful cloudy sky! You did very well with the watercolour, the wet in wet followed by wet on dry has to be timed just right!

  7. A beautifully painted sunset. The colour palette is perfect.

  8. I love this, I can imagine me relaxing and looking up at your beautiful clouds.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. Beautiful haiku and a lovely cloudy sky which captures the beautiful shapes created by clouds.

  10. Oh my oh my, how to create the perfect stunning sky!! With 2 tricky colours, this is awesome Kay! ~Leandra

  11. Beautiful page, I love clouds! xx

  12. Another cloud watcher here:) Love your piece and the colour choice is wonderful