Saturday, 28 January 2017


Have nearly finished a card for my sister's birthday.

A yellow-orange watercolour wash yesterday, then  designed and painted a mandala inside this morning, orange , gold and yellow, using acrylics and mixing the orange.

45 minutes focus today- am well pleased with that.
It would be a good idea to watch a few youtube clips on lettering so I can add Happy Birthday without spoiling it.


Monday, 9 January 2017

Canvases- what to do now?

Following the creative impulse and I now have some new canvases - 9 in total- in different sizes.
I wonder what to do with them
I wonder what to do next when I have no ideas, no techniques up my sleeve.
Maybe I will cover one with a colour that draws my eye.
Maybe I will let that dry and see what happens next- maybe I could do that to each of the 9  canvases- That feels like too much..a total loss of control...

I have booked a colour mixing course- on Valentine's Day - will art be my new sweetheart- will I fall in love with my inner artist rather than keep judging her before she even picks up a brush?

 I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do.
-- Georgia O'Keeffe

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Monday, 2 January 2017

something going on

Joined an inspirational drawing online course and have been doodling with delight.
It is fun to see what others come up with too.
One day I will get a phone with a camera so I can post mine too.

Have also begun a 12 month course with Mandalas as the focus..and again, have painted 2 already this year.

Wonder where I will store everything if I keep going like this all year?

As I create and listen, I will be lead.
My creativity heals me and others.
I am willing to create.
I am willing to learn to let myself create.
I am willing to be a contribution through my creativity.
I am willing to experience my creative energy.
I am willing to use my creativity.

I joined in with the local art group today after many month's absence.
They were drawing a still life- the idea was boring to me and I had no interest in doing that.
I did have my mandala with me, and gold paint...did an hour on that, and someone admired my work and said maybe I could teach the group something - that might be fun.

After an hour they lost concentration and focus and there was a lot of talking and too much negativity for my taste.

I will go again this Friday and maybe take my doodles and colour them on and do more cutting and sticking into what may become my art journal.