It is Sunday again and I really wanted to compose another post, but it has been an odd week. I guess it is spring in the air, the ending of one season and the beginning of the next, although I am sure winter has not finished with us yet. So why has it been a strange week? Firstly it has been a time of finishing. I have completed my Daffodil book. Although I know many of you have seen pictures of it before, here it is finished.
I am also coming to the end of my third Art Journal.
I have been looking through the pages, seeing how far I have come on my creative journey. My March calendar page is in my new journal - I will share that later.
Staring a new journal has got me thinking about where will I go next on my creative journey. I am looking forward to my second Machine Embroidery Workshop on Tuesday and a am realising the potential of working with textiles. I am torn between continuing to flit between one new idea and the next and consolidating what I do. I have been thinking about taking another OCA course, this time on textiles. But is is very expensive if you are not 100% sure the course is what you want . I do want to be able to take my ideas to more depth. To this ends I have ordered a couple of books and I have been trawling the internet so I might write myself a 'creative syllabus'. It is something I did for my pupils when I was teaching. I just need to identify some goals for myself - easier said than done! And of course I shall have to have the will power to see it through. In a few weeks, the urge will probably have passed, which is where committing quite a few hundreds of pounds on a course acts as a real incentive! There is nothing offered at local colleges except the usual foundation courses, which would be lovely in different circumstances. I need something I can keep control of. If anyone has any ideas or can refer me to helpful books/websites I would be grateful.
Meanwhile here is a page in my 'Honesty' book, which I have decided to fill myself.
I made a 'parchment sandwich' to look like a translucent honesty seed head which I stuck between a hole cut in a couple of pages. It needs a bit more work on the page, but I think you get the idea.
This week I also went to see Matthew Bourne's ballet Cinderella at Milton Keynes with a friend.
It was stunning, so if you have tickets, you are in for a treat.
Have a good week, and 'see' you soon!