i am participating in the next chapter blogging group, reading 12 secrets of highly creative women by gail mcmeekin.
at last my book has arrived! this chapter is about following your fascinations & risk taking. as mentioned before here, a fascination of mine is magical themes & writing children's stories.
my imagination went wild one day and i began painting stories of a small girl called lucy who lives at the top of a hill. she runs down the hill one evening to talk excitedly to the fish, whose heads poke out of the water to listen. she tells them that there are shooting stars trekking across the sky and that it is a special sign. the sleeping flowers awaken to listen to her story too. meanwhile the moon shines, the luminoscity lighting up everything below. there is magic happening here and the story continues on in my head...and i must write it down somewhere. i have made other 'lucy' paintings and this is not my best one, but i love it because i gave my imagination a free rein.
more fascination is with colour. no-one ever taught me how to mix colour or schooled me on what goes with what. i do know the hues that tone and contrast nicely, but the risk-taker in me likes to experiment. people are often surprised by my colour choices, but you never know unless you go there, do you?
so the idea is to pull all these fascinations together, take some risks & create an artwork.
this mixed media collage (decorative paper, shells, acrylic) i made recently. it's called 'crying for the moon'. the story - a goldfish has grown too big for her fishbowl. she wants to escape to explore the outside world. will she grow wings and fly right out the window before our very eyes? or is she destined to remain in that fishbowl, crying for the moon...?