Wine OÇlock came early on Sunday. We visited Lake Charlotte Winery and enjoyed a leisurely lunch catching up with friends, at a table overlooking the lake. The sun shone, the flowers glowed, the food was good, so was the wine, but the company was the best.
Wine O’Çlock – Day 15 #Inktober #Inktober2017
A BFF and I made time to catch up over high tea for lunch on the 14th. Well any time is tea time!
Take Time For Tea – #Inktober #Inktober2017
This time I embroidered an ear bud case for our beautiful niece in PNG colours – wishing her a life of balance.
Yin Yang Ear Bud Case #3
Yay – I finished my journal for 2016 and my last visual collage for each month!
Our December was packed full of family, friends, events, house and garden projects and preparations for the festive season. The only painting I did was with yarn, fabric and chocolate – not together but that might be interesting…
The artworks in my collage (days 15 and 17) are by Angie Lewin whose linocuts, wood engravings and screen prints I admire. On these days my time was mainly spent on mundane tasks and I found distraction / inspiration for better things by looking at her work.
Preparations for Christmas have taken lots of my time lately and I’ve been more productive in the kitchen than the studio this month.
Does painting with chocolate count as art?
Chocolate Bark – Helen Lock
Best of wishes to all for a happy & peaceful festive season.
As I compiled the photo collage representing my month of July 2016 I was struck by how little it told of the whole. In truth, disappointment, sadness, worry and illness dominated our July, yet my visual diary communicates only creativity, gifts, the beauty of nature and happy occasions with family and friends!
I thought that my art was misrepresenting the quote attributed to Picasso –
“Art is a lie that tells the truth”.
I decided to research the quote and found a translation of a very interesting statement made by Picasso in 1923 which reassured me. In it Picasso states
“The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.” If I’d not let you know you may have believed my lie!
Yet the partial truth is not a lie. The happy, creative and memorable moments captured here were real and enriched our lives.
The main ingredient of this dish is…
Today Special – by Helen Lock
… and love.