I have been trying to keep up with the exercises and assignments, making pages in my journal from cutting and gluing and creating images.
My main problem, I find, is not going off on tangents, and spending time on related,yet other tasks.... Which simply wastes precious time. I am painfully aware that the course will be over soon, and I will lose this exciting new thread of connection to you all over the world.
I do hope we can all somehow stay in touch.
I had a small business with my best friend, called Berried Treasures. We had so much fun, painting fabrics and varnishing boxes, we were prolific! We had five children between us, and so many adventures...
I also worked with a well-regarded local artisan, assisting her in screen printing home wares for retail. I learnt a lot from her, she was a gentle soul, who worked hard.
I always was attending art classes and was yearning to become an artist. I imagined myself in overalls(dungarees) standing at a large easel with a paintbrush stuck between my teeth, rubbing and painting away at a large colorful canvas. This image made me so happy! So, I began, tentatively at first, but soon after with much more confidence. I started to sell my paintings, and planned a small exhibition at my brothers house. It was a success!
A year ago, I packed away my paints and got a "serious" job. I felt I had to finally be a bit grown up about my life (many changes having had occurred).
Suffice to say, I cannot feel happy unless I am doing something, creating, pasting, cutting, sticking, colour matching, looking at the design of something, being drawn to form and colour wherever I look. It's simply what I love, and I need to honor that.