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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Inspiration and Creativity

Where do you look for inspiration?...For me, it can come from almost anywhere... it might be from flowers,a splash of colour,a piece of fabric,texture,a feather...even birdsong.
Where does your creativity come from?.... for me it comes from within... it is a yearning from deep within often ignited by the sight of a simple Flower, a leaf,

 a flash of can creep up on me when I least expect it. It is a hunger from within ...'my happy place'
I'm definitely a visual person... but when my soul is nourished,there is no doubt I am a happier person.

Perhaps an image will embed itself in my mind,my sub consciousness ...and surface in a dream.

Sometimes,the creation comes first...and then a surprise might bloom in your garden.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

What I am up to now...

Oh dear, has it really been that long since I have posted here? I do apologize.
 I have to say that I really thought that blogs were a dying thing, what with facebook, Instagram, pinterest and flicker to name but a few forms of social media... its all a little too confusing and just a tad overwhelming for many in our already crazy, fast paced life to try to keep up with.
I do have an art page on facebook  and I am on pinterest for those that wish to follow me.
Meanwhile... I continue to work full time which brings much travel with it, however as always, I do love to create when ever time allows.
I am still creating my resined hearts and love to  paint as well. I am now represented by two galleries and two retail outlets with the promise of more opportunity in the wings as soon as I can keep up with the 'supply and demand'.
I love colour, it awakens my soul, it makes my heart sing and I love that my work makes people happy.

But ....What am I up to now?...

For the last eight months I have been Felting...a new passion that I have become addicted to. I call it 'painting with wool'. I love laying out the wool and creating a piece of beautiful wearable art.
As we here in the southern hemisphere head into autumn, I look forward to once again wrapping myself in one of my 'creations'. The colour palette of the beautiful various wools and fibers I use provides a range of endless possibilities. The warm and bright colour to bring a piece of cheeriness and warmth to an otherwise gloomy cold winters day.
I love that my creations have so far found their way to various parts of the US(including New York), England and New Zealand. I sincerely want to say 'Thank you' to those customers for their support.
I love that people stop me in the street and ask where did I get my beautiful scarf from and ask me if they can 'touch' it?... oh that gives me so much pleasure and makes me feel so humble.
I  also hope to one day expand my creativity into slippers and hats.

Meanwhile I'll leave you with these photos to tease you with  just a few of my Nuno felted scarves.