Friday, 29 January 2016

Synchronicity strikes again!

Like many people I find synchronicity fascinating and wonderful when it happens! It really does leave you wondering...
 In my case synchronicity occurs usually in connection with my artwork..often leaving me awestruck, with a strange feeling that many other creatives must experience - could my creativity in some way effect 'reality' occasionally? A striking example last year ( see post from 20th June 2015)
Little wrens appeared in my latest drawing..
Isn't he sweet!
was when I had just completed my 'Tashi Owl' picture..and within half an hour discovered an owl feather in the woods, when I had never before (or since) found such a feather, nor seen any sign of an owl in the area..
  Todays occurrance came as I sat gazing out of my studio window, watching the birds..I've been doing that everyday since moving here four months ago..enjoying the blue-tits, robins and blackbirds as they feed at my birdtable. My eyes are well trained now to spot the slightest movement among the plants and today my attention was drawn to the trellis where the blue tits usually gather. I was astonished to find myself gazing at a tiny wren! I've never seen a wren in the garden before..and the strange thing is that this comes within a few days of my inclusion of two wrens in my latest drawing 'Lady of the Forest'! It was the first time I've ever drawn a wren so I had to study some pictures online to get an idea of the shape- now one has very obligingly sat as a model!

Monday, 25 January 2016

'Lady of the forest' completed drawing

Here she is-my completed drawing which was begun a few days ago - 'Lady of the Forest' Please take a look at the previous post to see the drawing in progress from the initial sketch..

Thursday, 21 January 2016

'Lady of the Forest' - Work in Progress

Thought I'd show some pictures of something I began work on a few days ago, so that you can follow progress. As you can see, I began with a light sketch..and now spending time fleshing out the design using coloured pencils and pen and ink. Splitting my time between working on this and progress will be gradual..

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Pyro -Art Miniature Tablet: 'My Lady Walks the Forest'

Here is a little birchwood tablet measuring just 5.5 x 3.5 cm, which I've used for my double sided design. 'My Lady' has been with me for a few weeks now..cropping up in various pieces of artwork! So here she is in measured pace walking through the still and silent forest..and, in contrast..facing the wind in strenuous and invigorating seamanship!

                                          'My Lady walks the Forest..
                                          My Lady sails the Seas..
                                          At home out on the ocean..
                                          At home amongst the Trees.' 

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Small Watercolour Painting - 'The Contemplative'

This small painting measures only 6 x 10 cm. Pen and ink work with watercolour paint.
   My Lady walks the woods under starry peaceful contemplation, silence her companion, but not lonliness, for She feels at one with all..
The picture measures just 6 x 10cm

Monday, 4 January 2016

First Jewellery design of 2016 'Walking into the future'

As things return to normal after the holidays, I have returned to my studio to create my first NEW design of 2016..a small birchwood brooch/pendant design inspired by feelings which tend to arise at the beginning of a new year. Of course, in actuality, we are walking into a new future everyday of our lives..yet we tend to be more aware of this when the new year arises..
    Along with this small piece I wrote a short verse :
                                        Walking into the future..
                                        Leaving the past behind..
                                        Each day a new adventure..
                                        A path to seek and to find..