I started this week with a lot of energy, but full time and above working wore me down, so my current work in progress hasn’t progressed since the beginning of the week 🙁 And it won’t progress much over the weekend either as I’m working both days. But! I have Tuesday off and there will […]
I had a great day today. I held a paper mosaics workshop at Goodwood Library. Eleven eager artists attended and had a good time. I gave a quick rundown on tools and materials and let them have at it 😀 It was great fun to see the different interpretations and experimenting going on and I […]
I love one word challenges. They can take me just about anywhere and have me creating just about anything. The Flying Spark is a daily word to do just that. Every day, using Twitter, there will be a word to spark inspiration. It appears here on this blog to the right top, or you can subscribe to it on Twitter, even get it delivered to your phone everyday. It is for when you need that little extra push, for when you are stuck. If today’s word isn’t the clincher, there are plenty of words inthe Flying Spark archives on Twitter to play with. The important thing is stoking your creative fire. You must create!
Mother’s Day 2011 – my present was to be allowed to paint all day. It was a beautifully sunny day, so I set up my easel outside and did just that. The uncompleted painting that resulted has been sitting around my studio ever since.
A few weeks back I decided it was time to finish a few things and that was at the top of my list. This is the result.
The sun is desperately trying to make its presecence felt here. Winter is starting to take its leave, the acacias are flowering, the almond blossoms are out, and there is this subtle feeling in the weather of the coming change. So there are short periods of sun between the dank and grey and I’ve been trying to take full advantage of them.
Bit by little bit my jewel and paper mosaic is coming together. I have no plan and am really just putting pieces down where I feel like it and apart from one wonky swirl, I think it is going really well. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying doing this in my lounge in front of the TV.