I’m thinking about starting a resources for beginners page with book references and links to great blogs and tutorial etc. What do you think of that idea?
Till then though this weeks inspiring links are:
When Art is Scary, by Lindy Saunders, all about why doing art as an adults can be scary.
Rare Pear Studio, Shani is an awesome artist who among many other talents makes great collages and in this post has shared some of her insights on collage and the creative process (and also her process with her The Collage Club’s October themed collage).
An ode to the rainbow and the uniqueness of it’s colours, by Sarah at Sarah’sHeartsWrites. I am struggling find words to describe this one, but basically it’s about celebrating your uniqueness and finding your tribe and it REALLY touched me. I hope you like it too.
I am feeling very fortunate to be able to have the time to spend more time being in my creative zone. This week I’ve spent less time in blogland, real life required me to be more present and I also needed more time to do some creative things. Some of the things I did:
I watched an interesting film about Diane Vreeland called “The eye has to travel”, wow a creative dynamo she was!
I am trying to finish reading “The Mountains Echoed”, it hasn’t been a quick read but I’m really enjoying it now and want to get to the end.
I popped in to the library and borrowed two good drawing books, ” The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Drawing Basics” which although I certainly don’t consider myself an idiot, I am a complete beginner and it seems to have lots of good stuff in it. And “One Zentangle A Day”, I have been getting some inspiration for new doodling patterns from it. I’d like to be a ” better” drawer, but I’ve always loved doodling, it relaxes me!
I bought some fabric to make another dress, my plan is to make one similar to the last one I made, so I can make it a bit quicker with my new learning(mistakes) fresh in my memory.
I also had an attempt at a collage for this month’s theme at The Collage Club (p.s go there and join if you want to join in, or see what other people are collaging). I’m not sure I like it enough to post yet, but haven’t thrown it out either.
Oh and I’m mostly keeping up with #adrawingofmyday on instagram, check it out and have a go if you feel inclined it’s FUN! I feel a bit like a little kid doing a drawing and getting encouragement from my teacher or parents when a little orange heart comes up because someone”liked”my drawing, and I feel happy when I look my little collection of the drawings. I really am getting braver!
Hope things are good in your world.