Tag Archives: Helen Lock

Wild Stitch Art

I used some of my wildflower painting designs as embroidery motifs for a set of napkins while stitching as a passenger – travelling home to Western Australia.

I think the translation worked quite well. Any wonkiness reflects the state of the roads not me 😉

🙂

Helen

Stitching On The Road

I finished making a set of napkins for Ballicart on the way from home to Esperance WA.

Art with a purpose I thought, but then napkins still function without embroidery. Without the ‘art’ they’d be dull and boring – wouldn’t they?

Nature Inspired Embroidered Napkins – Helen L

Same threads, same shapes, same stitches but all different!

Same but Different – Helen L

😊

Helen

Re-stocking!

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!

🙂

Helen

Re-stocking

Reflections On Inktober 2017

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

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Helen

Time Is Like A River – Day 31 Inktober 2017

“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

🙂
Helen

 

Thank Goodness Its Monday – Day 30 Inktober 2017

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

🙂
Helen

Open Studios Time – Day 29 Inktober 2017

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.

🙂
Helen