Just for the record – I was very creative in December but produced no art 😦
I dislike the commercialism of Christmas but love spending time with family and friends during the ‘silly’ season and like to give gifts – so I make many of them. Sometimes I supplement a hand made item with a complementary purchased one.
I was a proud Mumma when son Leo declared it was much easier to buy a gift than make one – it means he realises the value of a unique, handmade present and the effort, skill and attention behind it.
This collage captures some of the things I made in the final month or two of 2017.
No Art in December 2017
I think I should make a resolution for 2018 – “Make more art!”
As soon as I finished with Inktober I started filling any spare time with making replacement stock for Kalamunda’s Zig Zag Cultural Centre. No rest for….
My budget home Canon printer and other equipment cope well with my demands.
Hoping I’ll soon have time to take stock of my progress, my shortcomings and a very long projects list before deciding what to focus on next. Any suggestions would be most welcome!
This was the third year I’ve completed Inktober – this time 31 ink sketches in 32 days. On reflection:
- I’m still bemused as to why I do it, but still glad I do
- It’s just as hard to fit into an already busy life as ever
- Discipline is required to keep showing up
- So is overcoming all one’s negative thoughts – pointless, useless, unworthy…
- I kept to my self inflicted constraints (black & orange ink, featuring time, flora and my day)!
- Constraints encourage creativity!
- The first idea is not necessarily the best idea. I often think of a better idea after I’ve published!
- Some sketches are fit to become the basis of a future art work
- It’s tiring!
- It’s inspiring!
- It’s great when it stops!
- I know I’ll miss it in a month or so and start looking forward to Inktober 2018 !@#$?
Inktober 2017 – Helen Lock
“Time is like a river
you cannot touch the same water twice because the flow that has passed
will never pass again…” – Tanu B Singh
Inktober 2017 is over, water under the bridge, and on the last day I pondered the passing of time.
I chose the White Lotus as my flower of the day as it represents many things, including the end of a goal and a continuing journey.
Time Is Like a River – Day 31 #Inktober #Inktober2017
I greeted this Monday, Day 30 of Inktober 2017, happily – it was an opportunity to recover from the various excesses of a very social and active weekend! The chamomile flower in my sketch represents energy in adversity – much needed!
Thank Goodness Its Monday – Day 30 #Inktober #Inktober2017
Mundaring Hills Open Studios 2017 was held over the weekend. We enjoyed meeting artists, admired their work and envied their studios. We met artists working with glass, clay, paint, found objects and more. We particularly fell for the work of Silvano Ferrario and Bernard Kerr – but we only made it to five out of 18 studios.
Open Studios Time – Day 29 #Inktober #Inktober 2017
A sketch inspired by Bernard and Jenny Kerr’s teapot and a linocut by Tina Bryce represents my day 29 of Inktober 2017.
It was show time at Gidgiegannup on day 28 – with 6 good friends. Lots of exhibits, lots of stalls, lots of food, lots of chat and lots of laughs!
Always a good opportunity to buy local produce.
Show Time! – Day 28 #Inktober #Inktober2017