Every now and then someone comes along, someone neutral, and they find something, a quality within your work. This isn’t your family or best friend, this is someone who’s first connection to you is through your art.Continue reading “Validation is good for you”
Not all accidents are bad, this one was almost comical as I carefully selected my water colour paints that would create the 70s stripes. My mentor, Anne, saved me with only seconds to spare — you see, I’d drawn the picture underneath the stripes in a watercolour pencil.Continue reading “Happy Accidents – painting becomes drawing”
Red poppies for remembrance; keep the faith with those who died on Flanders Fields, and all those lost through war.Continue reading “Day Six – Remembrance – Keep the faith”
A six year old in Scotland saw 16 pictures of the daily view from the same window – how marvellous to have completely missed the chocolate theme! The faith in that innocent interpretation is endearing, grounded and sustainable, as opposed to the consumerism that birthed the original gourmet chocolate theme.Continue reading “Chilli Chocolate activity – please join in …”
Continue reading “Paint what you see – show don’t tell”
As a painter, the phrase ‘paint what you see, not what you think you see’ binds and cuffs my wrists until I ask ‘what do I think I see?’ As a writer the phrase ‘show don’t tell’ gags the creative synapses until binary thought is shattered and realization dawns.