Part way though creating any of my paintings I get a ‘feeling’. Often it is just a feeling of rightness as in ‘This is what I’m supposed to do’ or ‘This is for my heart’ the latter usually responding to losing a little one or when I’ve successfully released an adult I’ve been particularly attached to. Very rarely do I get a ‘zing’, but when I get the feeling, it is like being almost winner on a treasure hunt. You have that thrill and excitement building in your chest, you’ve almost got the treasure, but just haven’t bagged it….yet. I’ve had that zing on my pieces such as ‘Nimitz and Missouri’, ‘Constantine’ and ‘Byron and Brumbie’.
Now, after almost three years of painting I’ve got my first ‘KA-POW!’ How do I try to describe it? Well, the feeling is mainly excitement with a dash of absolute fear attached to it and seriously, I’ve not felt anything like this before.
Samantha "I'm a person who feels I live in paradise and truly love Australia after immigrating here in 2003. I work as a foreign exchange trader, live with my true soul mate, husband Albert. I have a passion for Aussie wildlife and became a registered wildlife carer in 2005 and can say I feel truly privileged to be able to raise and rehabilitate orphan wallaby/kangaroo joeys. I love these creatures with my heart and soul. My dream is to be able to help struggling volunteer wildlife carers, financially, so that they can do what they do best without worrying how to pay the next vet bill"
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