“You Make It Real” Painting

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May 292016

You Make it Real Book Illustration

One evening I was in a creative mood whilst listening to Jamie Lawson’s music which stirred me to create this dreamy and romantic painting.

It is about a couple who started falling for one another but are scared to admit to their own emotion. The pair are treading cautiously with each step of the way. However, after being apart for what seems like years they reunite spontaneously on a beautiful, sunny evening and this breath-taking moment was captured revealing the true nature of their relationship.

The cool colours of blues and purples against the vibrant colours of yellows and oranges portrays mixed emotions which could be their own insecurities holding them back from pursuing what could be something meaningful.

The mysterious man’s silhouette is lifting the woman with bliss. Her face displaying sheer happiness of glee.  Sometimes as we all know – life isn’t that simple on the inside. Our experiences makes us all unique in our own persona and judging from an outsider viewpoint can give a completely different perspective to reality.

Seeking, soulful green eyes
Auburn hair halo'ed by 
the crepuscular rays

She feels the radiance of his life form
as strong arms take her  
into never-ending

Endless thoughts of his smile
Her mind forms the thought 
her lips don't utter

You Make It Real For Me”

Sarah Jane 

Follow Your Dreams

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Dec 212014

Sometimes we all need to have a dream in life. It is human nature to strive for the best within ourselves, to have a challenge and want more whether it is love, family, job or a talent you have. I feel that it is always good to have that inner determination and to keep your mind active.

You may be thinking why should I have a dream to follow?

I will give you five main reasons why I think we should follow our dreams.

1. It is something good to focus on in life – For the majority of the human population, our lifestyle is hectic, we either study, work, go shopping, travel, see people, it simply goes on. You tend to appreciate each moment when you’re happy doing something you truly enjoy whether it is a hobby, talent or work.

2. Happiness – When you have achieved something, that pang of happiness is an amazing feeling to experience especially when you share and open up with others about your dream.

3. It defines you – Your dream becomes a part of you because you are putting an effort to achieve it. To other people, it will makes you a more unique and interesting person to know and learn from.

4. Be an inspiration – Look at people who have achieved their dream like becoming a Pilot, Teacher, Musician, Artist. Do what you love and be an inspiration to others.

5. Accepting failure – Most successful people have gone through a number of failures before they succeed. It is part of our learning process in whatever we choose to do. I know it feels discouraging failing something you want but if you keep at it and believe in yourself. You will get there. Be persistent in what you’re doing. Plan and make sure you know what you want to achieve. Aim for that dream of yours!

What are your dreams?

I hope this inspires you to aim and to keep following your dreams.

Thank you for reading and good luck.

Sarah Jane


Follow Your Dreams