Well, after all that talking, I have done little since. I am trying to concentrate on my health, so there is that!
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!
Friday, February 8, 2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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!