it´s a bit slow over here … been unwell for some weeks, not up to anything “special” but somehow always mucking around with one or the other little artsy project to stay sane. This is a small mixed media piece I am working on at present. What I like about it is that it´s one of those “upcycled” pieces – I started it a long time ago, left it at some point because I could not really “get into it” somehow, then some day gave it another try by splattering on some more paint…to realise there still was no feeling of “oh I know what to to with this” at all… until yesterday when I started to put some layers of thin paperscraps, printed napkins and acrylic paint on it and finally feel that I can and want to go on with this.
It measures 25x25cm, so not too big …and hopefully “done” in an agreeable timespan 😉
I´ve been working on some collages again, the work in blue tones with the mighty eagle was a present to be used as a cover for a calendar / agenda (which was well received). For this work, I used all kinds of paper with as much structure I could get my hands on, and obviously also some scraps from newspapers / magazines that somehow fittet in the composition I had in mind. For glueing, I used some acrylic binder which gave the overall work a nice rough “DIY” feeling.
The other two are some simple journals I buy & use regularily. I made a habit of putting some colour on those dull covers.
happy new year to you! I hope you stepped into 2017 with a fresh mind and healthy attitude. New beginnings, new chances coming up to make life more interesting, more creative and more inspiring 😉
My creative endeavours lately included lovely walkies where I took some new pics for my ongoing series “snaps transformed”. Have a look and tell me what you think. I stayed true to my priorities here: take a quick snap of what you fancy without too much thought, pick those photos you like most and just zoom them through some fun transformations. For me, it´s always a real good tool to get back into a more serious and regular creative routine. So here they come.
it’s been a while since I posted some new stuff here. Life was stressful and there was hardly any room for sculpting or painting. The little time I had for creativity went into trying out some tasty meals to indulge…comfort food, you know. Fortunately I turned myself into a fitness addict (well almost) and enjoyed both.
I hope all of you, wherever and whoever you are, have a lovely Christmastime and a happy healthy new year.
Well, that´s what I called my latest, now completed DIY-project, a meditation pouf (or cussion). Being quite wound up lately, I decided to give Zen meditation another try, to calm my always-busy mind. Simply buying a meditation cussion would be waaaay too easy = boring, so I quickly took stock of the stuff I had handy, saw I had everything I needed to sew such a thing (not surprising), ordered some filling (some kind of spelt wheat) and here is the result:
It is very comfy, its top and bottom is made of soft felt material and the colourfully printed fabric is from Singapore (I still have some of it left, its gorgeous) – it looks nice and the filling reminds me of something I find VERY calming and nice: horses munching their oats ;-). If you are a horse-friend like me and have experienced how absolutely wonderfully calming horses can be while dozing or munching , the fabulous smell of hay and straw and grain in a stable, you might understand why this filling adds perfectly to the oblivion I am working towards in the next months ;-). It sure will be a huge challenge for me to just sit still for some time and NOT think, just breathe…but I am absolutely willing to give it a thorough go.
finished these two….those were unfinished paintings I upcycled with scrap-collage-paper-glueing, using coloured paper and printed napkins. It is a nice and playful and nice un-plann-able technique. I enjoyed it, being quite tense and wanting to create though not having the patience for sculpting or to start and finish any painting from start till end. Will use this technique more often, I find it quite mood uplifting 😉