Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Preparation for art time

The time has come to stop procrastinating and start work. My garden is nearly all weeded and dug over so I really need to knuckle down to some art work. The weather here in Melbourne is hot, so being in the studio is tempting as I have air-con to keep me sane.

To start the process I needed to sort out the many brochures and maps I brought home from the trip. I started this by sorting into a bag per country.  Already I feel less overwhelmed!

Next,  a visual diary. I decided that I would make one and try to make it a well organised and visually interesting diary rather than my usual mess. So i have stitched together pages of different types and sizes of paper so that I have different surfaces to work on and the size may help determine the piece.

The next thing I have done is to print up thumbnail prints of photos from each country, as I noticed when I looked at a country/city's photos all together that there were commonalities in the colours, patterns and textures, so I hope to capture these in my work as I start the creative process.

So now I have no excuse!! Just got to stop being distracted.... oh that short attention span.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Holiday Activity time

Wow, I have not posted anything for ages.
It is summer holidays here and I have been busy firstly preparing for Christmas, then having a lovely  holiday up north in Queensland, and now when the temperature is 35 degrees Celsius it is finally time to get into the studio, finish off small tasks and catch up on the back log of emails and blog posts.

One of my holiday tasks was to mosaic a wall on our verandah, I managed to do this on one of the beautiful days we had before the heat arrived.

Gardening came next, but now it is time to get into the preparation for the next body of work relating to the BIG TRIP. Hopefully inspiration will come ( in between swims in the neighbours pool)

Well to those of you in Australia, I hope you are keeping cool!