Dance Anyway

I love the old movies, they have a certain quality and style that cannot be touched, much of them have a timeless and original beauty of film, acting, emotion, song and dance. I like nothing better when an old film comes on unexpectedly and I end up glued to the box for a few blissful hours.

'Perhaps I am old-fashioned, but black and white films still hold an affectionate place in my heart; they have an incomparable mystique and mood.' Ginger Rogers

There are days I wonder why I paint. I tend to paint when I am ready and try not to push myself too hard. Like most painters, I do so emotionally and from my intuitive side and when I am in that place I am fully in the moment. Painting makes sense to me, however little or big I do, it is my personal space. Whatever emotion comes out, I feel what I feel. As Kathrine Hepburn eloquently spoke, 'If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.'

When I put myself out there creatively, it can feel like bearing parts of me that I have kept within for much time, my sensitive self that feels true to me, to then putting it out there for all to see. It's not always or feels the easiest thing to do. Of course I realise, it is parts of me that desire to be released and shared, just as there are parts I keep close to my heart. Just as I find comfort watching an old movie that fuels my own passions, our passions, our original and our own timeless talents, whether we shout them out loud or keep quietly for our self, keep doing what you are doing and dance to your own rhythm.