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Friday, 23 August 2013

A Week Away

I'm having a week away from the PC, from the media & from the on line world in general. No blog reading, no facebook, no email and no news. I've done it before when I've started to feel artistically stale and it always works. You have to engage with what's physically around you for a week and that has fantastic repercussions in your art.

See you on the other side.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Channelling My Inner Bride

No post last week as I was in full birthday celebration mode. My baby boy turned 4 and there were cakes to bake and dressing up costumes to make so very little time for art. I don't mind though, as long as I get to create something, but it was so nice to come back to my little journal and make a pretty picture.

When I started she wasn't mean to be a bride but I'd just received a new floral stencil and, when I scrubbed gesso through it, it looked just like a veil.

I'm enjoying using those little tear drop shaped ink pads with my stencils at the moment. It looks more patchy/grungy than paint and I like that.

How's your week been? I hope you had a chance to make something and enjoy being creative.


Friday, 2 August 2013

A stone, and more easily a flower or a bird...

This post title is from a quote by Eckhart Tolle in his book 'A New Earth'.

A stone, and more easily a flower or a bird, could show you the way back to god, to the source, to yourself.

I've been rereading the book recently and have realised that, this is exactly what art does for me. The act of drawing/painting/creating forces me to truly see the essence & existence by taking me away from the labels (a wing, a feather, a petal, a rock) and just experiencing the object I am drawing.

No wonder it makes me feel so good. No wonder I can't stop doing it.