From the wild and windy corner of my world, i write to you.
Storms and what seems like constant rain have been lashing down even though we are well into June !!
I seem to be inspired a lot by the weather, hard not to be with the noise of the wind rattling the windows.
I live by the coast and find too this a wonderful source of inspiration, as you can see a sea themed background. I created this painting based around a woman loosely from the Victorian era, i wanted her to have a hint of mystery, maybe she is waiting for someone ?
Or she could be hoping to sail her tiny boat on the stormy sea ?
I shared a few of my process's. The background has many layers and i started using spray paint and my own hand cut stencils which i love.
inspired by the workshop from the fabulous Juliette Crane
Here is the picture in full
I would love to say i am happy with it, but a certain sense of anxiety has crept in, and a whole heap of negativity whilst chatting to a friend she said maybe i am getting used to the new direction ?
This quote by Anais Nin totally sums it up for me right now
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”
I just love that quote !
I wanted to share with you as well a page from my sketch book, this was a idea that came late to me one night, a Frank Sinatra song had been going round and round in my head and i drew this.
Her eyes are meant to express sadness, her partner has left her along with the carnival she was working in as a trapeze artist !! I hope to make this into a painting.
If the video link works how about listening to it whilst looking at this drawing below ?
Do share any thoughts.
Is there music that inspires you when you create ?
How about the weather ? If you live somewhere hot i would love to know what its like right now :D
Sending Love and creativity