My Socks Today
Stripy Socks and waiting for the Bell to Ring
At 17 i was a stripy sock wearing teenager, hoping that all too soon school would finish and i could head home to disappear inside a book or pages of a sketch book.
I was not a huge fan of school, it was that place that dragged on and on, and unless i was in art or english i was clock watching.
School seemed to favour the academics and view arty people as flakes, and non achievers.
Here is me at 17 ( i am in the middle )
At 17 i was so unwilling to fit in, to head off study and get a steady job and life..that sure didn't happen!!!
I wanted to go to Art School study sculpture, live in france, eat cheese and wear my stripy socks.
I had a freedom and innocence or naivety around my art, i accepted that it was what i always wanted to and did not care less what other people thought, i wanted to create, to paint, to draw...and i lost all of that as i grew older.
Stopped wearing stripy socks, hung up my dreams, and tried to fit in ( never happened :P ) and stopped the journey....
After years of ill health and being sad and stuck.
That place where i left myself at 17 ? well i am discovering some of that all again through my latest art explorations. How magic that is !
Some mark making and collage/paint and pen on magazine papers.
I am remembering all the things that made me smile, the inspiration, the little things i loved but forgot.
Tim Burton - A huge inspiration of mine, a man who dared to be different and followed his dreams even after being kicked out of Disney !.
The online Class i taking "Paint Your Story" with Mindy Lacefield
Had such a fun exercise where we could draw a Tim Burton Inspired Character
And here is a mix media piece i came up with, using paint, tissue paper, lined paper, hey i threw a whole lot of stuff at this one...and i loved every second of doing this.
and this one, i would say this is more a reflection of how i am feeling in art, the colours bright and happy.
I hope i connect further with the 17 year me, the 7 year old and the me that liked to live in France, eat cheese and wear stripy socks.
Love, and Sunshine
Heidi M xxx