May 11, 2013
its been awhile since posting here, have been in total overwhelm……. day job taken over, new kitchen being fitted in my home, one thousand and one pressing demands just felt I have been drowning !! I did manage to get away in between this mayhem and get total rest and sunshine with friends in Malta. But plunged back in the deap ocean again swimming against the tide this week
Coming back up for some air ! Once this project is ready for the launch on 6th June I can breath again and get back to my creative self !! I am lucky my day job is creative, its been such a huge part of my life since March, very rewarding but I need to start my own path again soon. Its like there are two of me, one creating environments for people to enjoy and another feeling a little frustrated that she hasnt time to express a new path……. It will come, can feel it my bones !!
Here is a piece that I worked on some while back , drowning in the ocean……….(click on image for a larger view)
March 29, 2013
March 12, 2013
Awoke to stillness again, the dead hush that only snow can bring……. so peacful. A wintry white blanket with snow swirling in the blustery wind. Not a day to venture out. thank goodness work is no more than 30 paces away from my front door !
So where does the change come in ! well I have been sewing, sewing a quilt, still not finished, so many squares and rectangles to sew, I am beginning to get bored of sitting at the machine. So this evening in quiet meditation practice, I just took a pencil and let it roam around the page. shapes were forming, I shaded and moulded them and hey presto this is what materialised. A complete change to sewing, just me, stillness, pencil and paper and The Mother Tree
March 1, 2013
I would like to share this video with you all, its of a woman, 109 years old, telling her secrets of a long and happy life…….. she has many gifts, one that spoke to me was seeing the beauty everywhere, even though there can be darkness, still finding optimism and a connection to the beauty of nature will keep our hearts open
Thank you Dawn for sharing this video with me
I give you ALICE HERZ SOMMER
February 28, 2013
Not sure what is going on with my mind at the moment, its kind of all over the place, one minute creating a patchwork of colour, sewing, sewing, sewing, with blocks coming out of my ears…………… Then wanting to sketch with a mapping pen, all inky blots and scratchy lines
Then after the orange spurt on Monday, partly prompted by bitter orange library scheme I am creating for my next project in my day job, like luscious tangy marmalade all juicy and ripe. Partly inspired by the wonderful parrot tulips I treated myself to. But now its purple, the wonderful pinky purple colour that hot beetroot makes when doused in sour cream swirls…….. Deep magenta, oozing damson liquor when baked in a pie. I cooked myself beetroot and courgette with warm lemon yoghurt dressing tonight, the taste was just sublime. As I rubbed the warm skin from the cooked beetroot just couldn’t resist taking a photo of it, Hey presto it turned into a humble beet to kind of Beet Mandala !