Sunday, May 28, 2017

Mini Studio Bliss!


Had this lovely moment over the weekend where I was just so utterly, utterly content and it was real bliss. The way that it hit was when I had to get up to grab something from the kitchen and on coming back to my space I just saw my space, MY space. The photo is what it was in that moment.
Nothing is exactly how I want it-I use a corner of the living room where I need to tidy things back after I’m done cos it’s a shared space, I’d like to be further down the line in terms of my own artistic experience, but I saw my stuff, my paints, brushes that I’ve had, some since school, little momentos given to me by those that I’m closest to that I keep around the desk, and painting, just painting, doing things in a way that only I can do. It was pure bliss.
You’ve only really got moments. You should suck it in and be in it at any one time, because if you’re not taking it in 100 percent are you really getting as much out of it as you could? I was totally in that moment 110!
I guess the whole point is, feck what everyone else is doing, how does that matter? Be inspired, suck it up, all them influences and passions, but concentrate 100 percent on what your in at that moment. It’s your time and that can’t ever be compared to anyone else’s because really, it’s only essentially important to you.

Friday, May 12, 2017

We, The Oceanographers

Sketched this during a gig these fellas did in the local Oxfam!  It was brilliant.  
This is a mixed media work, developed from the original line drawing, layering pastels and textures over the top.