May 2, 2012
October 13, 2011
October 5, 2010
Wow, sharpening ones pencil !, this gives it a whole new meaning…………… There is nothing quite like that feeling of getting hold of your scalpeel and paring of slithers of wood to reveal the shiny graphite core. Honing the lead to a find point is magic, a wonderful feeling……. However look at what this man does with his pencils !!! Dalton Ghetti, american based carpenter who apparently spends years just doing one piece, a full gallery of his work appears on the telegraph website.
August 22, 2010
Have spent some of the weekend writing up guided meditations, visualisations and all manner of stuff for a forthcoming workshop in Malta I run with a couple of friends. In doing so I was inspired to create this image. I call it THE MASK ………….. of perfectionism.
I have worked with many people who are crippled by this, unable to sometimes even make any steps forward because of the immense anxiety. Often this control comes of out of a real sense of sadness within, it cannot be revealed at any cost so the person controls their external environment to such a degree that absolutely everything around them has to be perfect. I too have this incidious trait, it can be so cruel, I have battled with this a long time, its a lot easier now I have learnt to let go a little and life has become somewhat less anxious but the creative process can sometimes be a nightmare. Dr Estes wrote a letter on facebook about perfectionsism, she explains it so well, I have posted it on my other blog, click here
The image is done in oil paint, oil pastels, scanned into my laptop and layered digitally……………
September 22, 2009
September 15, 2009
this is in its original colour. Made with Gloria Doublette Crepe Paper, quite thick and different colour each side. It comes in more subtle colours but only managed to get it in rather garish colours in the uk. Its from Germany and cant seem to find a german website that sells it, I can see the shade card but thats all. I used white paper to cut our the sole, upper and heel part, then covered with crepe paper, frill I just folded and glued, same with rosettes. The shoe part is coming along, getting better on each one, but the heels posing problems, anyone out there made heels who is willing to share?
February 5, 2009
February 5, 2009
My mind is ever thinking, searching in the labyrinth of intricate patterns, memories, dreams and nightmares
February 3, 2009
this is no 2 in the series, when the day light lengthens and mother awakens from slumber, slowly new life begins its upward journey from the darkness, shoots burst through the soil and buds burst open upon the tree, like white frothy lace adorning the the branches,