How are you enjoying these videos so far? I hope you like today’s painting journey, Letting loose on Day 5!
The weather is warm here in my studio, and the brightly coloured liliums are filling the room with a strong sweet heady scent, and I’m inspired to just let loose and relax into this painting. The hot pinks and yellow are really engaging my focus everytime I work in my studio, so colour is going to be important.
Here is the video…..I really love this painting, and I think I’d like to do a small series of these on larger sheets of watercolour paper- after this journey is finished. The smallest I usually paint on canvas is 100/100 cm so I’ll be researching my options of papers. This inspiration was an unexpected outcome, as well as the others I’ve shared in previous posts over the… Continue reading
Are you looking for something new to embroider?
If you answer is yes, then read on…I think you’ll love these inspiring designs- AND I think you’ll love the special event which you’re invited to at the bottom of this post!
If you don’t embroider, but love to be inspired by beautiful creations, or maybe you do crazy quilting or other forms of sewing where you could use some beautiful designs, then this post will appeal to you too….and of course you are welcomed to the special event…read on you never know, you might be inspired to learn how!
Here is a sample of what I’m talking about:
I have designed a range of fabric prints especially for embroidery and embellishment…this art project has taken over 18 months to develop.
So it’s Day 4 and I’m creating an old favourite. Thanks if you have been following each day, I really appreciate .it, and again thanks for all the lovely comments about how it’s inspiring your to share your ideas and create…it’s a great feeling when you can share your joy of creativity.
Today I decided to use a technique I played around with as a teenager, I loved working with pen and ink (see current pen work on porcelain here and here) especially gold ink on black paper. I played around with art nouveau styles of designs and copying old lithographs, and Albrecht Durer’s work. As I mentioned in the video, I’m pretty tired today, so I wanted to create something which just flowed with ease, deciding on a very stylised technique of painting the liliums. I felt really relaxed after it actually.
Here… Continue reading
It’s Day 3 painting and I’m feeling alive! I’m really enjoying this process, I got a great energy bubbling inside and it’s setting me in a good frame of mind to get on with my work for the day. At the moment, I’m doing these videos in the morning, because it’s when I have the best lighting, and least distractions.
I’m tempted to deepen the pink, but these are etudes, so I’ll leave it as is….maybe
A big thank you to all of you who are following me on this journey- it’s a pleasure for me to share this with you and inspire you, thank you for all of your lovely comments and sharing of this post on twitter, pinterest, linkedin, Google+, facebook, youtube and email. It’s an extra boost of happiness shared, and… Continue reading
Just finished Day 2 of my Creative journey, which is drawing. If your unsure of what this is all about, read yesterday’s’ blog post here. After yesterday I was on a real buzz- I couldn’t sleep! I just wanted to keep creating So I achieved my goal on the first day, and I was thrilled to feel that flow of energy and breathe creativity!
So, what did I do today?
Today was about drawing, and I hadn’t drawn like this since I was a teenager- in this style anyway. It brought back good feelings of that space I made back then and when I really loved art because it was exciting and I was practicing all different styles of work- nice memory. Not to say I don’t enjoy what I do now, but I think a… Continue reading