Friday, November 20, 2009
I did a painting a while ago with a mother and child... well I had a few extra faces left over and I had a play with them last night, this is what I have come up with. When I started I kind of imagined her as being bird like with her little wings instead of arms, but I don't think she looks very aerodynamic without an arm to balance her? I am now thinking if people could fly they would need their arms (like superman). I might do a little series of these this week as I am feeling hopeful at the moment.
For any people out there that are close enough and are interested in dropping by the Ormlie Lodge Design Market, it will be on Sunday 29th 10am - 3pm, 17 Omarunui rd Taradale (next to the Napier golf Club). Will be good to see you there...
Posted by Sleepandhersisters at 9:42 AM
(small originals for the art market at Ormlie Lodge)
My to do list for the art markets is getting smaller and smaller and last night I really missed the manicness of getting things done and crossed off from the previous weeks. I have a busy (busy fun) weekend ahead so it is good that there is not too much more to do.
Posted by Sleepandhersisters at 9:27 AM
Friday, November 13, 2009
My things are all coming together nicely for the two art/craft markets I am involved with later this month. I love doing things like this... there is nothing more satisfying for me at the moment then sitting at my table making things (apart from playing space dinosaurs who drive bulldozers with Ben). When I start I find it really hard to stop and I am staying up really late at night pottering around.
I will take some pics of my pendants on their stand and the other things I have been working on and will post them here soon.
I have made the above painting into my new business card for the art markets...
I went for a walk for the first time around my new neighbourhood in the weekend, I have been putting this off and I think it is because I am feeling a little scared, well not scared but maybe a little wary of exploring my new world on my own... I can kind of understand how people find themselves stuck in the safety of their homes, not wanting to venture out. It would be easy to slip into that kind of thinking, but 7 years ago I was a confident, self reliant person so sure of myself and where I was in the world. I want to be that person again, that person and more, I think my self confidence has taken a blow, but I know I will be that self assured person I was again, soon.
Posted by Sleepandhersisters at 11:25 AM
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Well things are plodding along nicely in my new little world... the pendants were a good way to get the juices flowing again. I have been doing some new/old works for a few galleries this week and it feels good to have caught up with all that. I haven't really settled on anything new to get on with yet, ideas are still coming and going in my brain. I am waiting to find the right patterned paper to finish the princess and the pea green necklace painting, she is waiting patiently on the corner of my table. I have put the resin on all the pendants, they are looking really good, I can't decide which ones to keep for myself though? and getting things ready for the art markets this month is coming along nicely too. I found a huge old canvas that I have started a few times and have ditched a few times. I thought I might give it a go again, maybe third time lucky. I think that is about it on the art front so far...
My friend Sarah and I spent a few hours in the park on Saturday afternoon with our Ben's... they had so much fun running around exhausting themselves (and us, just watching them) time went so fast. It was really nice to be able to sit and chat about stuff and not have too much of the other stuff on my mind anymore (if that makes sense).
There have been many times when I have wanted to say a whole lot more then thanks to my family and friends (blog friends included) but words just don't seem to come out right... so when I say thanks I really mean I couldn't have done this without you and a whole lot of other things. A few people have said I have been so calm about everything that has happened. I really don't think I would have been so calm if it wasn't for the support I have been given. It is true, you really are able to tell your true friends in times of need, so thanks you guys....
Posted by Sleepandhersisters at 2:47 PM
Monday, November 2, 2009
I seem to be doing this crazy dance around the house at the moment as I get used to where I've put things. I am finding I need to form new routines and am shuffling things around as the storage is different, things need different homes to where they were before. Also the house layout is very different, there are kind of three levels (the stairs have been a big attraction to other kids visiting, I am now cool as I have stairs).
I would love to put paint on my feet and track my movements around the house, a different colour for each day... although I don't think my landlord would be too happy about that... but it would look pretty.
Anyway I started on some new collage pendants last night, it felt really good to be sitting at my table making things again. I thought doing these would be a good way to start as they are small and don't take too much space or time to get done. I seem to have a little bit of a block when it comes to painting at the moment so I figured that doing these pendants might spur me on in some way. I found myself sitting at my table the other day, just sitting there staring into space I couldn't get started on anything, I was like a stunned mullet. Anyway I shouldn't give myself such a hard time, I have been through a major life change, taking a bit of time is ok...
I haven't put the resin on these pendants yet but once they are finished they will go to the Christmas sales and the Art market at Ormlie Lodge (I may even keep a few for myself to wear this summer)?
Posted by Sleepandhersisters at 9:00 AM