It has been a while, I grant you, … so much has passed. Glad to see the back of winter, I am a serious hibernator!
Spring always jettisons me in to action. I love waking early with the light and getting on with the things I have been dreaming about for an age. Like this blog!
I have managed a bit of the all important Play Time : ) Drawing and messing just for the sake of it …. a nice contrast to all the ‘grown-up’ stuff I have to face in a week. All artists face some form of balance issue it would seem. Where ever you are in the pecking order of life there you will find obligation and duty in some form. Very frustrating at times but the art is to find a way to do it anyway ……
https://www.warwickshireopenstudios.org has come around again so I am busy making creations with the working title ‘Dinosaurs’. References to chakras and emotions but forms inspired by bones and musical instruments.
The truth is I just don’t find it so easy to make, I wish I did but accepting it is a good starting point. I am never short of ideas and thoughts but the action of sitting down and doing is a battle. Knowing what I need helps, lots of space and time to think and be ….
Being creative is easy for me on holiday, when I feel like I have permission to play and forget everything else. But a few weeks a year is not enough!
So, I have decide that this is what this blog will be, a truthful account of my struggle to work. My work itself, is often about rawness, truth and exposure so this seems appropriate.
I choose to be an honest genius rather than a fake flake. Hopefully my vulnerability will inspire you to connect………..