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Monday, 25 April 2016

100days...of creativity

how does it get any better than that? The 100dayproject is a genius idea, a wonderful invitation to simply focus for a while on something creative...and in my book that can be most anything...creating art, music, poetry or creating your life...

cooking, gardening, choosing clothes to wear, arranging your home, having fun, meeting a friend for lunch, maybe just taking a walk outdoors and looking at the beauty around us, noticing the details and the smallest of delights...

tiny stamens and the delicacy of petals....


one last berry alongside the new blossom buds

 
100 days of mark making is what I chose to do, something potentially quick to do daily so that it feels easy to accomplish...

and it is working a treat to get me physically into the studio and moves my mind into a creative place and then the space opens up inside me as the process takes over...

as there is no outcome expected, I just show up and choose an object and start to play...and it doesn't stop there as I find myself doing just one more page in another sketchbook or trying something new...

I chose to use a lovely book handmade by a friend and I've even customised the cover and I'm experimenting with lots of different ways to make marks inspired by the chosen object or theme

















the object



the plate (a sheet of glass)




the print





so what would you choose to do for 100 days? how would you like to create something in your life just for fun? what would you choose to focus on which brings you pleasure?

it is a joy to know there are so many other people out there joining in with the project, so it is one massive wave of happiness and creativity, a creation in its own right!

so if you feel like it why not join in, in whatever way you choose
check it out online or Instagram...or just enjoy the idea quietly and privately at home...

it's never too late to create! 


Emmaxx

Saturday, 9 April 2016

colour printing and playing...

there's something in the air...light bright sunshiney days, still cold, but there's real warmth in the sun now, breakfast outside which I love to do whenever I can just well wrapped up...

and there's a sense of everything opening out and it's time to take pleasure in being outdoors...in a word JOY! Colour and more colour as spring takes us for a ride into new possibilities...



top cat Basil likes nothing better than snoozing in the sun...or coming up real close to help you take photos, like with his nose on your hand as you try and focus in...
 

and in my studio I've been following the wonderful advice of artist Nicholas Wilton...to just SHOW UP! check his website out it's full of wonderful videos and helpful stuff for artists of all kinds...he basically says it doesn't matter what you do when you're in there just GET IN THERE and the rest will follow...

 


and I love that advice, it takes all the pressure off to 'perform' or to create a 'something', especially something with a view to selling which just make even more pressure...so I've been going in and playing, this week I took an old sketchbook which I had played in previously with paint and water soluble pencil...and started to add stitch and one thing led to another and I got printing and playing and stitching and some more...

and the colour started popping too...







no idea where it's going...and that's just fine because having fun and playing and following my passion is what it's all about...the rest will follow!

wishing you as much fun (and sun) as I've been having!

Emmaxx