My First Painting

I first started working on this painting around 18 months ago. I don’t even really remember when now… I didn’t work on it at all in 2014! I was too scared of getting paint on the carpet in our nearly new unit that we were renting. There is a rather large disconnect in this piece and that is the answer to “why?”


My eldest son Nicky doesn’t want me to give this away or sell it. I was going to give it to someone who has helped me a lot over the years, despite such a gift perhaps stretching the professional boundaries we once had to live by. My son however says no, and his wishes come first in such matters.

I was also thinking of selling it. Given we need to beg for money, if there is any chance I can create something of worth, I’m going to do that, for while I am not above begging for my children, I hate doing so with a passion. If cutting every inch of my body would earn us money, I’d happily do that instead! Though I had my doubts this piece could be sold… Doubts that were confirmed when my son said emphatically that it wasn’t good enough lol…

So we shall find a place for it here somewhere – and I’m not entirely sorry about that. This piece has history to go with its beautiful colours.

At least, unless someone offers enough to change my sons mind 😉

Oh, and here is my other son, photobombing!!!


Disability consumer and activist. Pissed off since 1995... Mad as a hatter since way before that.

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2 comments on “My First Painting
  1. Maree Robertson says:

    It’s beautiful 🙂
    If you have seen the work of my Fb friend Stephanie Gagos, what she does is makes prints of her original pieces, & also gets cards made with the images, which is super easy to do these days via Officeworks or Vistaprint.
    Many ppl you know dont have much dosh, but if say you had a pack of 4 cards for $16 plus postage, maybe lots of folks would buy some! xm

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