Stephanie’s works are abstract but relate to natural forms. She paints with natural pigments and likes to incorporate elements of history – like bones – to capture elements of synchronicity, trace and essence.
My effort did incorporate Daniel Smith natural pigment watercolour, graphite, charcoal, wax pencil, pieces of bone and drawings of coral and driftwood as Stephanie encouraged, using a reference photo of what appeared to be underground caves and water. However, I wonder what it means to me and curious as to others may see it!
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!”