I have done a few more of the little drawings I mentioned in my last post... and have also done another one of the collage girls, although there is not actually a lot of collage in them... (I am still working on that). I am realising that all this has come from me struggling with the development of my style. As well as soft and subtle I am also really attracted to strong colours and everything in between. Like Amelie, I just love the colours in that movie, the greens and reds... and every time I see it I feel an intense urge to add that strong colour element to my work. Which inevitably always, always ends in a disaster. It really frustrates me no end!!! I like to look at it but I can't replicate the feeling it gives me into my own work... I am slowly learning that it is ok to love what I see and love what I do and for them to be quite different.
Although I have this internal battle with the ongoing development of my work, I think to some extent I already have a unique style and it is something that people recognise as being me. Like the first time I finished one of my pendants and I wore it into town. As a sales assistant passed me in a shop she pointed to my pendant and said "that looks like a Katherine Quinn". I smiled and said "it is, I made it last night"... that is a nice feeling.
I think I my brain works too fast for my hands sometimes... is your brain the same as mine?