Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Sight of the Stars Makes Me Dream

Lately I've been feeling the urge to paint the night sky and its sparkly stars.   Not sure why I stopped but a few years ago I painted night scenes a bit more.  The other day I popped open my brand new Dylusions art journal and the first scene became a night sky with a warm, full moon. Then I felt like I had to add the words from the new Coldplay song, "You're a sky full of stars."  I wanted to look up all the lyrics but got sidetracked (of course) as usual.  A day or so went by and I went to listen to my new favorite acoustic/cover band Boyce Avenue while I was painting and the first video from them popped up and it was Coldplay's song.  I actually decided that was a sign and those words needed to be on this painting.  

Next page in my journal started looking similar and on this I included Van Gogh's quote that fits me to a tee "...I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."  Ahhhh is all I can say to this one.  Our daughter's middle name is Sky if that tells you anything.

I guess painting and sharing these creations on Instagram were a good thing because a sweet, creative friend of mine in turn requested a commission of a full moon, the night sky, stars and a quote.  Here it is.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Does the sky mesmerize you like it does me?  Do you have any favorite, dreamy quotes about the sky, stars or moon?


  1. What a nice post Jill! I like to see the progression in your work and how one piece inspires the next. I love them all, but especially the one you created for me. I look forward to seeing you when we get together for the transfer. I will cherrish it forever! Thank you Jill for helping me on my journey to my dream life, one filled with art, friends and especially love!

    1. Thanks Linda! I'm so glad you are happy with the piece I painted for you - I hope it makes you smile each time you pass it as it hangs on your wall. Looking forward to giving it to you in person as well. You have been definitely helping me on my journey too - thank you for that.



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