Thursday, July 11, 2013
It was a treat to myself for having completed most of my work in the first week of summer vacation and with only one day of camp for he Wee Guy.
In other words, I was squeezing it all in and around the family.
So on Saturday I played.
Well, in reality, on Saturday I woke at 4.30am, couldn't sleep so got up, worked and then phoned for the class.
When I got there I just relaxed totally as Laurie explained and demo'd all the watercolour tricks and tips I should have learned before I cranked open the lid of y Cottman paint pan.
Or should I?
I loved the class. It was incredibly meditative just laying down washes of colour and dripping wet-in-wet, glazing and dry brushing, and making marks under excellent instruction. I could have done this all day ...
... or maybe not.
My eyelids got heavier and I crashed for the afternoon once back home.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Since making my carp for the One Hundred exhibition by the Blackberry Artists, I've made nothing. June was a quiet month creatively although I've done some painting and a bit of digital work too. I also started working, on not one but three jobs ... so I have been busy and cut myself some slack.
But back on the horse.
To re-start my creative brain I thought I'd set myself a challenge, to make a pair of earrings every day during July.
These are the first - a couple of eerie polymer clay bead son headpins. Not terribly inventive, but my first pair.
And they're more complete than today's - only one out of the pair is made.