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!”
At least lying down low in Alice Springs due to flu gave me the opportunity to sew another napkin inspired by thoughts of home and our chooks.
4 down, 4 to go! The aim is to reduce our use of paper napkins but I need to get over my reluctance to dirty these!
Without all the luxuries of home on board I traced my sketches, used a needle to punch holes in the tracing, placed the tracing on the fabric and went over it with an erasable pen. Just enough of the pen got through the holes for me to then complete the drawing freehand.
Thankfully we’re now both improved enough to head to Curtin Springs tomorrow.