The last week of the school holidays have gone flying by, as Friday is nearly upon us, and Labour weekend beckons, with some sunshine scheduled which will be a welcome treat.
I have been bookbinding this week. I made two books, one will be an art journal for this, the other a traveling sketch book. They have been a learning curve. And swear words have been muttered as careful measurements were taken and then I discovered that they were taken from the wrong place. But next time I bind books like this, I will know somewhat what I am doing.
But I am happy with how they came out overall. And they look so professional, and should be able to be thrown in a bag and carted around and I love the way they feel so robust ready to be played in.
And I have worked on this painting for the Butterfly Effect…
I love all the texture and I am very happy with this, despite having another idea about how this was going to look when I first started.
I read this week, where another artist (I can’t remember who) mentioned in passing how much more confident they felt as an artist having the skills to bring their vision to life and make the painting look how they mean it to look. And I thought it was interesting given I feel I have gained more confidence as an artist by letting my original vision be changed as the painting develops and comes through on to the canvas. And how I love all the differences in this art world that helps us all develop our own styles and bring our pieces to life in a way that satisfies our muse. There is no right way or wrong way or one clear path to follow. I love that. The sameness and differences for all of us. All following our muse where ever she leads.
And I made a commitment this week to something that both terrifies me, and excites me to goosebump level, so will be some exciting news on the horizon. One of my big dreams is on the cliff top of happening thanks to connections on this huge small interconnected world online.
And I am linking to Paint Party Friday in advance as well. :)
Have a good weekend everyone.