Creating for sales before Christmas was fun and successful but ultimately now artistically creative and I needed to get back to that side of me after a well deserved break.
I've made some brooches this week for some orders, all of which have turned out very different and I have a lot more to come. I enjoyed using silk velvet in luscious colours and some hand dyed felt from Maryke Philips of "Batiks and Beads"
Also I have resolved to do more painting with an excursion into oil which will be a new venture. Some palette knives and extra paints arrived today in the post so I'm feeling itchy to get started.
In the mean time a little loosening up with some watercolour
And a bit of intuitive painting which I have never done before just to see what happened. This fell off my brush.
I often avoid painting as I usually work from life or landscape but use the wrong location or bad weather or this or that as an excuse. I enjoyed here just playing with paint and expressing so I will perhaps this will be a new modus operandum for the new year.
And whilst I was there I had an urge for portraiture as I sat in an egg shaped chair observing people at study. This woman in her vivid head dress was so stunning
So happy new year to one and all. Keep peace in your hearts and compassion in your actions.
I remind my self, with this post, to be mindful and wholly present wherever I can and to seek simplicity and integrity each day in what I do.