Friday, February 8, 2019

How soon do good intentions go!

Well, after all that talking, I have done little since.  I am trying to concentrate on my health, so there is that!
I started crocheting this bag.  It might take all winter!  (which isn't Here yet)
I finished this little applique with dimensional flowers.  It was a kit I bought a few years ago, for a wall hanging.  It will probably go onto our stall at the quit show in October.
I also finished this backbasting applique block from an applique quilt that has been going for a few!!! years.
I do need to get drawing though.  Sktchy has brought back daily muses, so I need to catch up on that.  I start a new course on sktchy art school with Charlotte Hamilton,  and I have a few others that I should complete the work for.
I have also joined Ivy Newport's Studioworks community and am enjoying all the classes and inspiration, but not yet actually doing much.
So  what do I need to do?
I need to set up a computer in my art space, to motivate me to do more painting and drawing.
I need to observe the sktchy alarm and draw.
And I need to write here as often as I can.  Every day if possible!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

the textile art diary

I have disabled comments on my blog because I want it to be about  creating art and my art practice, and not about who likes or visits me. 

I have had a lot of problems with motivation and inspiration over the last few years and, yes, I could write a diary which is private, however I think that the online format is more likely to make myself more accountable in my journey. 

I began university studies in fine art two years ago and this has eaten into my studio times as well as changed and challenged my thinking in many ways. 

I am present online mostly in pictures, in facebook groups, on instagram and Sktchy and find these much easier to post on (probably because I don't have to write much!).

It's funny, when I was a child, I wanted to be a writer, but as an adult, my impetus has always been visual art and I now tend to avoid writing! 

I love to teach, and in the past, my blog has been about tutorials, but I think now, I need to do a bit of that writing I have avoided in order to bring myself back to creating regularly.

Just to show myself that I have been achieving although I am always  on at myself  about not working hard enough, I have inserted a few photos of recent work in my writing. 

I have been doing a lot of drawing and mostly portraits, although I still do some textiles and craft.  Drawing is easy and doesn't require much equipment.  I am now the proud owner of a ipad pro and apple pencil, so many of these were digitally done.

I hope as I said that I will keep posting.  If I do, I think my studio practice will improve and i will get my mojo back!