Spring is a perfect time for some interior design revamping. This doesn't have to be expensive and may not even been that obvious when friends come to visit. Cushions - colours and textures - are a great place to start. ...
Now that I’m working from home the challenge has been making a place for my art practice that fits, without jarring, into my home and family life. I love my home, my husband and my family – and my garden.
I’m having my wedding band and engagement ring redesigned, a tangible reflection of my life journey, memories, creativity. Be brave, find soul mates, step out – take risks. Life is wonderful. Expect the unexpected.
2023 my studio is now at home. The great habits and routines I learnt in 2022 are helping me stay focused on my artwork even with the distractions of being at home. When I paint I do enjoy quietness as painting does require a lot of concentration.
Over the next few months, since that initial fleeting idea of, ‘maybe I could paint full time’, I received a couple of very encouraging comments from artist friends which served to jog my memory and remind me of that thought.
For me, at this time, I find this resonance with flowers. When I take time and space to calm my mind – to go for a walk, turn off my phone, stop looking at what other people are doing – this is what rises to the surface.
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I have always been drawn to paint flowers – no matter what medium I’ve been using. I’ve sometimes questioned this - thinking that maybe I should be painting something more ‘contemporary’ or something that makes more of a social comment.