Friday, February 28, 2014

From the heart necklace...

A necklace I made to wear for an upcoming special occasion. I really enjoyed putting this together last nice. I have a special place in my heart for circles, and green (the colour of the heart chakra) is actually quite an appropriate colour for a wedding.
Over the years I have been given, gifted, acquired, collected and happened across lots of things which at the time I know will be useful for something one day...the constant mantra of the artist.  This is a perfect example of how those things, separately bits of nothing, can come together in a gentle working constellation.
You can call it recycling, up-cycling, being creative or cheap...I'm not labelling it. All I know is that I made something that I would have never found on the high street. That I will never see another one quite like it on someone else and that was completely put together with my own fair hands.
There is something magical and empowering about that, I think. Something very real and primal too.

Yes, I will bend this wire, so help me, and cut and stretch and search for just that one more THING! And there it is, ta dah! A circle-y collection of green...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Thank you, brave little heart.

She Said Goodbye to the Circus (in progress)

I know, I couldn't actually wait another second, and it isn't even close to being finished.
I guess I wanted to put it up before I go off on my galavanting at the end of the week. When I get back I'm going to absolutely BLAST it with know, little things like giving the zebra eyes and what-not o.O

I bet you can't wait either.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Something new will be here soon...

I've spent the last three days drawing solid. I haven't drawn in literally weeks due to having the flu and other things going on, so it felt so amazing to get stuck in to it again. 
I'm absolutely loving what I'm drawing. Usually I think it's ok, or yeah, good enough...or I struggle to get things going and right, but this one...its basically drawing itself and I'm just sitting here watching it come together.
A friend and I were talking about it last night actually, and she was saying that when your drawing for yourself, there is a strength and truth in it, which makes it universal anyway. And that's why its so easy, and well...likable.
I can't wait to show it off and post it up on absolutely everything, and get it framed and hang it on my wall so I can just look at it every time I come into my studio.
It's nice to do something for myself.