On my holidays I have been motivated to be creative through some sewing; which I have not done in years and years. I got an old skirt that I like and took a pattern off it and bought some fabric. Then set out to make a fun skirt for work. I'm fairly happy with the results and enjoyed the process.
I went to visit my brother and his wife this weekend and their property which is in wine country, was covered in these yellow flowers. I spent some time in the afternoon having a go at a water colour of these pretty flowers.
It's been pretty busy recently but I have managed to do a couple of water colour paintings between everything else. I also cleaned my vaccume cleaner bag in my shower a few weeks ago (so I could contain all the dust in one space) and I left my feet prints, I thought it was so cool that I took a photo.
Well it's been a while since I blogged but have been continuing my creativity without the blogging. A few weeks ago I was heading off to my art group with no idea of what I was going to do. As I was leaving I saw 3 plaster casts of my teeth that I got from my dentist and had no idea of what to do with them. So I decided to paint them bright colours and use them as paper weights. Here are the results....
I have not posted a blog for awhile but have still been getting involved in creative pursuits. I enjoyed lots of cretive inspiration in Melbourne last week. I had such fun at the ABBA exhibiton - they were such an amazing creative team making some of my favourite music of all time. I also went to the Tim Burton Retrospective exhibit, I was amazed to see how many drawings, paintings and scultures Tim had done over his careerer. I was also able to go to the European Masters exhibition, and loved seeing some beautiful paintings and scultpures from some of my favourite artist, such as Monet, Dagas and Renoir. I also discoverd an artist I didn't know of - max Beckmann who was a German artist who was driven out of Germany by Hitler.
I love all the street art in Melbourne too - there is a photo that I have included that is of a chalk footpath artist. I also got a few more pictues of lamps in Melbourne which I hope to take some time to draw or paint.
I also had fun creating a cheese feast from the Vic markets.
I have been working on my photo collage of the street I live in. It's called Low st. I think it would be interesting to see these photos of the places of the street in a few years time to see what has changed over time. Thinking about how many of these place are relatively new for my town, I'm sure there will be lots more changes.
Tonight I was inspired to be a bit more creative and experimental with dinner tonight. I made a yummy vego meal - moroccan mushrooms with couscous and made a few changes of my own. Then I had some fresh strawberries that I wanted to use so I have my first try as making sorbet, again I so love the bright red colour of the strawberries. Ah there is my love of red again...
The Creative every day challenge theme for this month is water. I was inspired to do some more playing with water colour after my attempts a few weeks ago. I also decided to just use a couple of colours and play with the hue and tone of them. It was fun just to play and see what reults I got.
I've had a fun afternoon cerating some yummy stuff. I have my frist attempt at strawberry Jam - can't beleive how red and lucious strawberries make Jam. Then I tried a chicken dish for dinner, it was lemon and honey marinade roasted chicken, with homemade preserved lemons, home grown parsley and yummy kalamata olives on a bed of moroccan couscous. Very yummy with a a glass of mascato.
Well it's been a while between drinks but I have been working on a few creative ideas. Firstly I have taken some of the photos for the my street collage that I am planning to do. I have also been busy our school fete where I got to paint lots of faces. Yesterday I had another creative idea for our school bookweek for next term.Our theme is let books take you anywhere, which will have a travel / multicultural theme. I have started seeking out photos of people reading in locations from all over the world - seeing reading as a global thing. I am looking forward to seeing how it will turn out. If you want to get involved with a photo of your own please let me know.
Last Sunday was the Yandina Street Fair and we spent time outside promoting our art group in the local community. I had bought a some water colours and paper the day before so decided to have my first go at water colour painting. I had such fun just playing with what I could do with the water colour paints and paper. It was fun just playing with no adgenda. Photos of what I ended up with......
Yesterday I spent the day in Brisbane around the city. What an amazingly beautiful day it was, so blessed to spend it with some precious friends and enjoy the creativity of our creator and the creativity of his creations.
I was inspired by a photography piece at GOMA where the artist took photos of all the buildings on the sunset strip in 1966 and put them all together. I have this idea that I would like to do the same thing with my street and make it into a collage. So I hope to do that soon.
I was also inspired by some of the music related art at GOMA. These are a few picture reflections of the day.
I had fun with a workshop at work yesterday. An artist friend of mine came and helped us to experiment with different aspects of colour, it was so fun to not just do the theory but play with creating colours and becoming more familiar with the colour wheel. Now just to get onto more playing with colour.
Well it's been a big week, with all that has been going on with lots of trips to the hospital to visit mum, my creativity has been more practical. However I did do a devotion at work on wednesday with the theme of life and we journaled, sketched etc.. our thought and priorities in life.
Last night I got a bit mroe creative with new lights to decorate my lounge room, as well as yummy grilled cheese, with basil petso, baked cherry tomatoes with Balsamic and parmesan cheese.Very Yummy!!!
I woke up in the morning with the thoughts of life and the word life. I ended up attempting a small painting of Life using the idea of life bursting forth from the word life. I am enjoying the creative challenge, it's been good to take some time to be creative and be a reflection of our creator.
it's been a busy week so far - I guess if you are looking at the theme of life then life has got really busy!!!
the closest I have got to creativity was creating creative tasks for my students and rearranging my classroom for new computers. I will get to some more traditional creativity soon..... I know I will.
It's been a few days since I posted, but have been keeping busy. Did a video presentation using old photos and music for a 50th birthday, which was fun. I think creativity is more than just the visual arts, I had a go at creating dinner of flat breads wrapped around balsamic baked cherry tomatos. I am realising that I need to try and find the opportunites in my life to be creative each day.
As part of the Life theme for the daily creativity challenge - I was thinking about another collage I did a few years ago - a random collection of images that relfected my life at that time. I guess kind of like a collage snapshot of that time of my life. Images of my heritage, my family, my faith, and my friends.