Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
I noticed how isolated you can get as an artist when you don’t take the time to venture out within the community. Trying to spend more time on my art means that you spend large amounts of time on your own, so to fit in walking allows me to get out and about. I had a meeting to go to today and would usually take the car to the station, as its not as cold as I thought it would be, decided to leave it and start my walk earlier. Spoke to 2 people I didn’t know on the way, felt the rays of sunshine on my face, and had a brisk walk to the station.
Meeting done, I was also looking forward to visiting one of my favourite shops where I get some of my US magazines like Somerset Studios.
Saturday, 8 January 2011
I had originally thought that I would start this in December, but the best intentions can often go by the wayside. I also thought I would change the title to walking thoughts instead of challenge, thinking that it should be part of my every day, rather than something that I have to overcome ‘challenge’ and fight with myself to complete, although in a way it is! I guess we all have something, or many things that we are challenging ourselves with this year.....
I wanted to continue my drive for fitness regardless of the weather, enjoy the scenery and use the time to think about the creative work I was doing and take some pictures of the things I observed on the way. This this sign came to my notice. I had grown up thinking that there was one way, though an internal dialogue was simmering underneath insisting that other ways existed. The thoughts of being an artist was discouraged, inside I wanted to try many things meet new people and many places to go see. Its took me a lot of reflection and searching before I realised I could give myself the permission to break out of the constraints and shine my light into the world! It’s funny what can come out of a simple stroll.
New horizons -
Here is some local graffiti art that I passed on my walk, not sure who the artist is, but if I find out will let you know they have quite a few bits of art dotted around north london. I have definitely grown as an artist over the last 3 years and more recently since 2010. I took quite a few on-line courses last year, Art, Heart and Healing, Flying lessons, Believers Truth, Crafting Your best life - Crescendoh, which all opened up a new way of looking at my art and just making that step as an artist. Will be sharing some of the work that I did both here and on my website.