It has been a while since I posted anything arty. The reason is that I have been very fatigued in recent weeks.
However, last weekend, I got creative and played around in my visual diary for hours and hours. This is an activity that I find refreshing and emotionally very good for me. I encourage everyone to take a little leap into a creative world, whatever your chosen medium, because it is so so so good for you on more levels than can be counted.
I’ve been very drawn to the clockwork theme of Steampunk lately and enjoyed using spray ink, stamps, stencils and found printed images into one art piece. I used a gel medium to seal the work and a lot of glue too. It was heaps of fun.
On Saturday, I spent many hours playing with ink and black pen, stamps and stencils to begin creating what you can see below.
This drawing took approximately two days to draw up and colour in. I thoroughly enjoyed creating ‘Butterfly Bliss’ and I am looking forward to where my new found love of mixed media will take my artistic expression.
Yesterday, I had an overwhelming urge to sit for hours and play in my visual dairy. I started with the outline of a circle and absolutely no idea what I was going to create. All I knew what that I HAD to put pen to paper.
Many hours later this image appeared with the words ‘yes i can’ weaved into the image. I rarely use text in my images but these words kept floating around inside my head as I was contemplating life and where I want to go. I’ve felt a little frustrated lately and stuck… But yesterday, I felt like I can make changes, I can do it – whatever ‘it’ really is – and I can make the life I want happen for me.
This image is very symbolic of the hidden depths I have inside me and how I have, at times, hidden my own beauty from the world. Yet, now I feel that I am ready to begin to grow. Ready to share some of who I am and be okay with letting life in.
Yes. Yes, I can.
How cool would it be to feel safe enough to say ‘yes’ to all the good things and feel worthy of accepting them…