Aaaaaaaah! That's the sound of me breathing a sigh of relief! Don't get me wrong, I love my job and I love my class but boy oh boy, is it hard work. So, a few days to get back to some art :-)
This is a page in my A5 Moleskine which is about........you guessed it.....work. It might seem that the figures in the bottles are not connected to what is written on the page but they are. It's funny, when you create something it makes perfect sense to you, but it doesn't always to someone else. My husband took one look and asked 'What's that got to do with the bottles?'
At the moment I work four full days a week, monday to Thursday hence this bit of the page:
But even when I am working, art keeps me sane because if I don't have enough time to create I will still be thinking about it. In other words, it gives me a focus outside of what I do for a living. If I didn't focus on something else, the life would soon be sucked out of me, which is where the bottles fit in. Ah well, it made sense when I did it!
The images are from the wonderful Itkupilli, the flower stamp is Hero Arts.
Now, here's something else that has been keeping me occupied recently (like I need another project!) I am in the process of wrecking a journal (Wreck this Journal by Kerri Smith). This is gloriously good fun :-)
Throughout the book, you are encouraged to let go, think outside of the box, be less of a perfectionist. I thought I would struggle with defacing a pristine new book but actually it is surprisingly easy when you have the permission to do so. It takes me right back to my school days. As a teenager, I used to do things like this all the time.........especially in dull lessons at school.
The one page that is worrying me is having to take the book into the shower with me. Hmmmmm. Do I do that first before I do lots of lovely colouring on the page, or is that cheating?! In my heart of hearts I know I should go with the flow and not worry about it but............. When I stride into the shower clutching my journal, without a care in the world then with the help of this book I will have achieved something.
Ok, I'm off to wreck a bit more. Ciao.