Sunday, February 21, 2016

My amazing Saturday with Art Teachers and loads of Journals.

I am involved in a year long, Art Teachers Sketchbook Challenge . On Saturday l spent the day at a Sketchbook Workshop, run by the "Challenge" itself.. It was amazing, l have not had so much time for ages. There were lots of different workshops but l chose to take part in the Mark Making Workshop. I have used a Gelli plate before but many of the other teachers had not. I enjoyed watching their learning and the processes they went though to do it. It was great because today everything seemed to gel together for me. I had been having some trouble l about finishing my prints and also making too many mucky colours. I think it was because l had taught myself how to use a gelli plate but to watch those teachers go through a learning curve, taught me a lot. I will always be grateful to them. 

One of the other workshops was a Textile one. One of the artists came and said, she thought she   might like to put some paint on her work. She was a little apprehensive but l suggested she might like to press her fabric down onto one of my Gelli plates. She thought that was a great idea and here is the result.

I love this mark, l found on one of the plastic boards. Work of Art in it's own right, l think  ! :)

Here are a few images of other people's work. I could spend hours telling you all about the work but l think you should make your own minds up. :)

The next two images are of my own work ... l had so much fun. :)

There were lots of interesting chats going on, after the work was finished. We were all able to pop in and out of each others workshops. Great fun.

The gallery is offically open.  There were glasses of wine, blown up images on the wall, an amazing video playing and loads of incredible Journals to look at from 2015. These three woman were amazing organising all. .. three cheer for them. :)

I have never seen so many amazing Journals in my life before. I look forward to seeing this year's crop in 20017. 
What a great place to spend a day.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Why no postings Lynda?

I have been trying to creating work, over the last few weeks but something always seemed to get in the way! I don't want to show any more of my work than this at present! :) 


Here are some of the reasons l have not been posting lately. One is because we have been looking after this wonderful younng man! Making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday..........

......  a visit or two to The Natural History Museum ....... 

......Then there was a wonderful visit, to the Royal Opera House to see a Ballet, with my husband and daughter  Isn't this mural, in the main entrance foyer, amazing......and lastly.... end the evening, a visit to a Champagne and Cheese bar, in Covent Garden ! It was great fun. So you see, l have had very little time to paint, let alone blog! :) 

Tomorrow, Feb 20th l am off to Gerald Moore Gallery, to see an exhibition of last years Teacher's Sketchbook Challenge. I lucky enough to be part of this years challenge, which is very exciting.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Ideas and coffee

Last Saturday l spent the day, in town, (London) . I had soooo much fun, wandering around and then buying Art "Stuff" in Cass Arts. Here are a few of the buidings that inspired me .

Happy Chinese New Year ... Stunning !

The lights on this building (M&M's), change colours all the time is so much fun to watch.

Sitting in a coffee shop, sheltering from the rain and creating some Art! What a great day!

As l have mentioned before, l am part of a year long teachers sketch book challenge. One of the reason's l joined, was to stretch myself and hopefully come a little (!) out of my  art comfort zone! So far that has not happened but l see a few of the other artists have!  Stetching ourselves is something all artists should do ... in my books anyway. I think that we are wasting our talent and our time, if we just "do" what we all know what to "do". I am having fun re-learning all about colouring in . Children do it so easily .... but l tell you, it isn't that easy and that suprised me! I think in the beginning l thought too much. Now l am going with the flow and just "Doing It" as they say. It is so much fun! Try it. Not only is it fun but VERY relaxing.