Welcome to My Red Cape. Long ago in another time my husband Jack and I lived in a little old red house. It was the stuff of dreams to us for the few years that we were there. I live there still a number of hours every day in imagination, with old dolls and paintings and fabrics and feather trees. I draw inspiration and happiness from the memories of that space in time and share some of it here with friends who remember how to step with Alice through the looking glass and take delight in whimsies and antiquities.

For more than sixty years I have studied, collected, repaired, and bought and sold antique dolls. They have been back ground music in my life at every stage, sometimes louder, sometimes subdued, but always there with me. To see only the posts about dolls on this blog, click the banner on the right titled Dolls for My Red Cape. Keep clicking “Older Posts” to see more. Some of the posts featuring rug hooking are gathered under the banner For Cathy. From time to time items are offered for sale under the banner “O’Neill’s Antiques” which was our shop name for many years. ~Edyth O’Neill

Friday, October 21, 2011

Maine Paintings.

My friend Dixie shared a quote with me.... "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary " ~ Picasso. So true as I look back at the paintings I started in Maine. I have them spread about me, some plein air efforts and some done entirely from photos here at home after our trip. I expect to do quite a few more from pics. We took over 280 shots while there. I am learning that to be usable, the shots need to be carefully thought out, with attention to shadows and reflections and composition, if they are to be much help for my painting. Edyth

Still adding things to posts below. remember to click on any pictures to see them larger.

1 comment:

  1. That's an interesting note to make - that the pictures need to be composed.

    I've been thinking about how I could accomplish doing a painting a day - a diary journal a day. Hmmmmmm.



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