Noooooo … I was away for the weekend, three of my paintings were in a show … so no creating happened.. except a few fun photo's.. so.. maybe I better put them in here.. so i don't feel like I failed the challenge!
Ole was fun.. Sangria .. Phillip had a cinnamon, apple and white wine one.. mmm was lovely..
Paella for two
Saturday morning markets at West End
A gorgeous leisurely lunch at the Cliff's at Kangaroo Point, overlooking Brisbane's cbd … we got to see two bridal parties and a couple of galah's too.
fun hashtag #ddhightea
When food becomes art ...
Southbank strolling this morning.. they've been making some great changes to some of the seating.. this joined the boardwalk and the river now… obstacles in the way… nice.
and that's about all… it's a chilly night… time for a blanket and chihuahua cuddle downstairs with some hot tea.
love Denise xo
Well.. felt like quiting this challenge this morning, allergies to who knows what, probably the washing
powder am thinking at this point have me going mad
with itchy eyes, nose and throat instead of sleeping.
So I took my sorry self down to the beach for a gorgeous dose of sunshine … This is a piece I said I started yesterday.., is on water colour paper.. I put some kind of white wash over it today (in progress still) and then . . .
turned my attention to a very coloured square canvas
that was begging for something on it. It's not quite finished.. but my time in the studio is pretty much
done til Monday … I'll take a notebook and pen or something to keep 'something' creative being done
each day… gawd.. I've come this far I HAVE to
complete this challenge for my own self satisfaction!
… Just How Tall Are Those Effen Poppies? is my current working title for this one. I've had one hellova battle today getting myself out of a funk… so this freakin well saved my life with it's ENERGY that came through only after hours and hours of NOT.
so.. that. is. all. for today.
love Denise x
a headache free day WOOOOTT!! I had one hanging on for several days.. BLESSINGS upon my Osteopath Jessica :) This is so keeping me honest… today.. I have been playing with a water-colour paper and a figure.. it looks rather unfinished.. I'll see if I share that later… but for now.. THIS is what I painted today.
continuing on from yesterday in my QUEST.. to bring Order to my chaos. :) Ikea will be seeing me before too long.. container heaven.
Sadly… this is also showing me that I'm not exactly in my 'flow' as in… busting to paint a new canvas every day.. and get really bold and brave and play hard without caring what happens on the canvas… no… not there… yet.
So today… something cool happened… that collage I made last night and posted for Day 23… said I DESIRE ORDER IN MY CHAOS… and very definitely I meant that to be my studio space.. it sometimes gets so out of control I can't see my way clear to fix it.. and it fogs up my head and really does not assist me to do much expansive artwork.. I get into smaller and smaller works in smaller and smaller spaces i can find on the big table… far out.. I'm sounding kindof dysfunctional and eccentric about now… yep.. sometimes true.
So.. my point.. today my sister called and came to visit.. and she ended up having a couple of hours with me helping me to bring some ORDER TO MY CHAOS in my studio… I lOVE how my art.. kindof became my prayer… and it was answered the very next day.
So… I only spent a few minutes making something for my 'show and tell' today. It's a stabillo type pencil sketch with a little water on a brush afterwards.. … so slack.. i don't spend hours on drawing.. it's not my favourite thing… but a drawing is better than none.
out all day… but I made this collage page just now… what a delight collage is. I find it a peaceful practice.
I Desire Order in my Chaos !
Yesterday I didn't have much time for art.. this was a quick play on an altered book page.
and today… has been pretty much a write off and one where.. I began a project that I've been wanting to do for a while 'just for the fun of it'… and I'm realising all too often how.. that is not necessarily easy when you 'think' you ought to be creating proper stuff… and any and all playing and experimenting is wasted time.
This creating every day in June challenge is making me realise what a freakin battle I create/live-inside-of sometimes… I'm aware to not make it WRONG… but just being present to it can be damb painful… and as I was struggling with the fact I just don't want to paint today . . . I simply brought my honesty to a page…
. . . it's not requiring me to fix it, make it pretty, perfect or better.
That's all I got… one thing I can say.. I'm really satisfied how this image captures how I'm feeling… and it's not requiring me to fix it, make it pretty, perfect or better.
There is something profoundly comforting even in that.
love Denise xo
A special day of remembering…
artjournal today… venting on the page first… then colour over the top… then.. played with a wet brush with white and this being kindof arrived… as they do.. I guess.
on a Friday 17 years ago today we got the bitter and very twisted news that our sister had been killed.. it was an horrific tragedy that has had an irrevocable impact on her children. I guess I reached acceptance many years ago.. but remembrance is deeper.. and has a sacredness to it.
love Denise xo
out all day in a meeting.. only time for this quick 'Womandala' tonight …
hopefully… time to paint tomorrow.
Today started well… quite special really…
I made a beautiful circle 'blessing symbol' as I sat out in some morning sun… I wrote more about that over on 'asipofmytea.com' … little aura in her disney chipmunk suit 'her sister' Alex bought her. :)
then… the day progressed in to shitville… and just because I'm 'creating something every day' to keep true to this challenge… you get to see my shitty journal page. Luckily I know … 'this too will pass'… and now it's time to go and cook dinner.
I guess it's what might be called a classic mix of the sacred.. and the profane…
bye for now,
later that night,
I played with some golden open acrylics on a tiny wee canvas that I'd sort of started earlier in the day but had given up on… and this happened…
trying out a new-to-me product .. was very satisfying after earlier feelings of 'meh'.
a whole lot of wondering and not much painting went on today… this was done over the top of some writing in a large journal.. a Woman arrives from who knows where… she seems African.. and the under paint was magenta pink.. and over the course of the afternoon it's gone sooo pink!
realised the studio has turned into an energy sucking tip… so… cleaning out is desperately needed.
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