This is the first painting I complete in my renewed enthusiasm. ‘Symphony’ – acrylic and collage on canvas. 🙂
My journal has suffered a lot lately because of being so busy, but I had a chance over the holidays to do a bit of relaxing doodling.
After the Christmas services at church, I was inspired by the words of the carol ‘Hark the herald angels sing’. So I decided to do an illuminated page and practice some calligraphy as well as meditate on the words.
First I wrote out the words and then decorated the page with print off cuts, coloured pencil, sharpie pen and collage.
It’s good to be back after the holidays, so Happy New Year all you lovely people. I look forward to sharing my work with you during 2016 🙂
While I was being part of the art trail with Sarah and in between visitors, I carried on doing some work on my stones project. It was really nice to relax and enjoy the feel of the clay. I finished off the earlier forms I had done by smoothing them and making holes I wanted. Now they are ready for first firing. I think they look beautiful just like that! These are similar shapes I’ve started, cut in half and scooped out. The scooping out was yummy as the clay was really soft. I am really looking forward to continuing with these! 🙂
As you know, I have an ongoing stones project, you may recognize these.I have now taken it to a new level, experimenting with soft sculpture. It’s not easy sewing a stone with a hole in it, but quite satisfying once you’ve done it. This was made using part of an old jumper. I’m looking forward to where this is going to take me 🙂
Mmmm, I got a bit more creative as well on my clay day, by doing some things inspired by my sketch book work. You might remember these sketch book pages.
I’ve finally started to bring the ideas to life. These were absolutely lovely shapes to make!I’ve had to smooth them as much as I can before firing because I want to smoke fire them.