I’m glad I didn’t make any New Year resolutions for 2018 – especially not ‘Make more art!’
On reflection though, I have been drawing designs, selecting ‘supports’, composing, coordinating colours, improvising, turning mistakes into happy accidents – so making a different kind of art – or is it craft? 😀
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!”
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.