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Ingrid Lee, is an international award winning artist in modern porcelain painting, abstract expressionist acrylic and mixed media paintings, fabric art. She teaches masterclasses and creates collaborative art projects to share creativity and inspire art enthusiasts in Australia and overseas. When she’s not painting or writing, she’s baking and tending her rose garden. For information about Ingrid’s exhibitions, masterclasses, projects or commissions contact ingridleeart.com ingridleeart.com
Silk Ribbons and roses…what am I doing?? If you’ve read most of the posts to date, I’m busy painting on a variety of projects, so what do I do when I need a break? I spend time in my rose garden. I always share my garden with my online friends and followers, and I’ve written and posted about it my blogs before…but this is where I relax and have space. My beautiful roses were in full bloom when I got home from Thailand inn November 2012; but sadly because of the heat now in January, my garden is not happy. So to brighten my day, I’ve gone to look back on my photos from last November, and I’ve been inspired to work on an silk ribbon project I started last year.
This rose isn’t finished yet, but it gives you an idea of what I’m doing. I am using the colours of my roses to create the silk roses on this art work. I find making these silk works a very relaxing experience, and even though it is still painting and creating, it is not as emotionally and mentally tiring as my other work at the moment; but it is very rewarding. Clearly, this one rose is not finished…but I hope you enjoy this early stage of the work. I really enjoy combining painting, traditional embroidery stitches, and ribbons for this style of art, see some of Other ribbon work.
What do you create to relax? Please share you ideas in the comments If you like this picture or post, please share with the likes, pins or tweets below!
As you know I am lucky to be invited as a guest artist to St Petersburg to show my artwork and masterclasses…this journey has been one of soul fulfilment artistically and on many other levels. My journey to St Petersburg, Russia began with my quest to enrich my artistic soul and further explore the concepts of connectedness. So I have decided to formalise the experience
I am writing an online magazine with a product called Issuu.com with more detail about every artwork, and what inspired the works, the processes I went through in more depth. Basically it is a portfolio for me, but with more! In essence the magazine becomes like a masterclass in itself, where you will get insight into my trialling of innovative approaches with the aim of maximising the value of the experience for yourself and clients interested in my portfolio, in a magazine format.
While this blog keeps a record of some things, I haven’t shared all the artworks I am exhibiting about my experiences in St Petersburg last year and journey as an artist, and this magazine will feature all of this plus some free tutorials. The opportunity to be able to promote myself overseas and share my artistic journey is an achievement, and based on your comments and questions about my art etc via email and facebook, I think that this will inspire many of you…and hopefully entertain also.
I will also produce a magazine for my trip to Thailand later this year…I will be a guest there to exhibit a collection of porcelain art work also and maybe more. I’m really looking forward to this exhibition as it is to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 80th Birthday in Thailand International Porcelain Painting Convention.
Thanks for sharing in my journey, please let me know what you think….the technology for the format of this magazine looks great don’t you think?!
Preparation for my Russian exhibition Part 2, a collection of my thoughts, poems, journal notes during my trip to St Petersburg, how this trip impacted on me and got me thinking differently- love metacognition The photos in this post trigger certain things for me, so they may not reflect what is written.
It was the coldest day during my train ride to Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin and I had time to reflect and process about how my trip to Russia was impacting upon me and trying to understand my experience. This time was about half way through my short trip to St Petersburg, but I had experienced so much concentrated in a short time- people, sites, art, ballet, a different life…I was an active participant in my journey, not just an observer.
Movement of Change, Ingrid Lee
The movement of change,
To be in a place within oneself where you can be you.
Not fear being you.
Not pretending to please or impress.
To accept yourself and just allow things to be as they are.
Not to push for more, but allow it to occur.
It is how it is.
”Overall, this was a journey upon which I tried not to have too many expectations- but this was difficult! How can I not be excited to come home, yet leave home?? An interesting state of happiness upon the notion of Coming home and leaving home.”
“I think that this journey is the catalyst I need to lift myself and move up and out of my mire. Because really there are a lot of attachments- not all mine which are lingering without real purpose…and the biggest part of this is that I have the time and space to sit back and get fulfillment, which has allowed me to digest and process the rest of my constraints and what is important. My mind is racing though while I write, and behind the words is like a subliminal dynamism of fractal connections as look and see the local people on the train, reading, being, the colours, smells, and energy.
I have had the time to think about what is important to me, and what is hindering my time away from my creativity. In my head I hear Neil Finn singing “Stripping back the coats no lies and deceptions…back to nothingness like a week in the desert.”
so now it is emerging….I need to make changes, do it, live it to create it and fulfill it.”
“The smallest things which are done for us can fill the biggest part of our heart.” Ingrid Lee
I found this beautiful image of orb spiders that I think will contribute towards my next porcelain piece on spiders. I have two project pieces in mind for porcelain at the moment, one is the spider one I was planning a little while back, and the other will be to use the design I ditched for Funny Valentine. Here’s the photo for the spider anyway….now to think
Love this and the dew drops pic from the last post….the web detail is particularly fascinating…maybe a vase might suit better?