That’s it then, clocks turned back and a good frost to scrap off the car windscreen this morning. It’s cold in my work space but I have so much work to do for a Christmas market at the weekend I didn’t notice . Here’s yesterday’s and today’s pages.27.10.1928.10.19
Today is a family day. Non of us are working…well except me and at least I can work from home. But I have found it difficult to find my rhythm. Perhaps it is because I know it really is a family day . Anyway I became an automatic drawing machine to make today’s page.
I seem to have hit a plateau with my work recently. I have been doing a bit too much work just for the dirty £ and that means less time to create and apply for things . Then I very nearly landed a shared studio space, but that doesn’t look like it is going to happen either. May be that is for the better, guess we will have to see. Well with all that in mind I met up with an artist friend who I always admire, and we had a great chat about all kinds of things to do with my work. It was just what I needed. It is a shame I am not part of a studio, I do like to be with other people , it generates lots more ideas and keeps me focused on making rather than getting stuck in the ‘my work is rubbish , no one wants to see it’ spiral. But onwards and upwards, new things coming soon.
How was your weekend? Hope it was a good one. Lots of people would start a holiday week this week. I find it quite odd now to think about having holidays set by someone else. How easy sometimes we adapt to new situations. Yesterdays and todays collage are a bit odd I think, odd for me. I do sometimes struggle using things in my collages. I do try to recycle things I find. But then I collect things because they are lovely and I think too nice to cut up , and I end up with piles of things. So I have decided to just use whatever takes my fancy, there may not be another day that feels right to use them , so, no more ‘ Sunday clothes’ I am just going to use what I have because I can .
I have toothache… It is a pain like no other. Its like scratching nails down a blackboard and rubbing a balloon with damp fingers all at once.
It has distracted me today , I hope your day has been much more pleasant . My internet is so slow today, I have missed out yesterday’s page, it’s done but the image is somewhere in the air , going from one device to another . Sorry, I will try and post it tomorrow .
My Family have gone on holiday. I am home alone, with the cat and the tortoise, and it feels strange. No noise, unless I make it. Nothing moves, this is a bonus I have left things all over the place .I would never do this with everyone home. Leave anything anywhere normally and it will not be there when you return. It would be eaten by the dog, recycled by the senior members of the family or used by the youngest. Still it hasn’t done anything for my time keeping.
Lots of work needed in the next few weeks as I have a selling event at The Harris In Preston on 2nd November, if I am not careful I won’t have anything to sell! If your interested there will be over 30 local sellers there and information can be found at The Creative Principles Facebook page.
Here we are then, a new week , its been all go this morning , but it makes me feel alive when I am on the go .
…when you have had an app on your phone you haven’t used for more than 12 months! Well I am not really a luddite, I quite technology , I’m just not so good at learning how to do new things. But here we are I am useing the WordPress app on my phone . Smiley emoji, # and giff to be added if you fancy .
Here’s today’s page, I have a dilemma, do I take my own advice and listen to my heart ? Or let the brain say no ?
I’m busy making new work which will be on sale at The Creative Emporium on 2nd November, the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston. There will be lots of sellers there and will be a fantastic opportunity to see and buy all kinds of work. Hope to see you there.
Catch up Saturday … is it really 5th October ?! Noooo it’s still 22nd September !
Pinch punch 1st of the month ….well close enough