Time for a Zen Stroll

Peace Time to refill the wells from Nature. Time for a Zen Stroll. Is it just me, or does anyone else feeling a little bit hmm… bemused… lately?   Take a Walk It seems we are being bombarded with all sorts of news these days.   With the mind overloaded with the news, I decidedContinue reading “Time for a Zen Stroll”

A New Innocence

The Sleepwalkers. Its an old book, really old, 1959. Yet, I find it immensely compelling. The author, Arthur Koestler.   Who? …. nope, never heard of him. That’s alright, neither had I.  But, just read this:   “Every Creative Act involves a new innocence of perception liberated from the cataract of accepted belief.” Arthur Koestler,    TheContinue reading “A New Innocence”

Fun at the Art Shop

I’m back from the art shop. Why, is this news? Well…. you can save money from what I learned there, for starters!  $100 savings in paper….     The Art… of  Shopping   I went up to the Oxlades Art Supply shop in the northern suburbs of Perth. There I found some decent sales items.Continue reading “Fun at the Art Shop”

Trees: ink, light and feeling

Feeling the trees with ink and light. Brushes and skewers, are used lightly softly. The black ink diluted in many tones, plays upon the dampened paper.       Trees in Ink   You never know, just what may come about, what may emerge. A surprise each time.   Many surprises are wonderful. And manyContinue reading “Trees: ink, light and feeling”

Inking Up in October

Inks on trend…. not that I  ever ‘do what I’m told, or supposed to do.’ But,  I am in the process of “inking up.”       That’s the start of the process.     Materials for Inking Up   I can’t help but love all my gorgeous papers, inks and brushes and stones. They’reContinue reading “Inking Up in October”

Under the Influence – of Matisse

For Inspiration, you never can go wrong with the Masters. Anytime my classes need a bit of visual ‘help’  I always like to mention “Go To The Masters!” They have decades of experience just waiting for us to learn from.     Matisse Like Impressionist Nude   To be under the influence of one ofContinue reading “Under the Influence – of Matisse”

Insights into Drawing on the Imagination

Drawing on your imagination initially may present some challenges, but with practice it becomes second nature. i.e.  you learn as you go!   From this first image of the banksia,   I developed the concept of a circular form; deciding to pair up the golden amber with soft mossy greens. The next “springboard”  for myContinue reading “Insights into Drawing on the Imagination”