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2nd April….

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IMG_1313Its April and I forgot about March altogeher!!!! Im back in the workshop (thank goodness) and am finally getting some new designs out. I needed a rest from the studio as much as I love it. Sometimes you just lose your mojo, but I think I’ve got it back. I know this is a short post, but im actually busting to go to start a new design…. Keep you posted

11th March….

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Atempting to make some jewellery

Atempting to make some jewellery

The beginnings of a sailing vessel

The beginnings of a sailing vessel

I spent yesterday in the workshop, I did get a little bit accomplished but I tended to dawdle and fossick around the tubs of shells and bits & pieces looking for little finds that I could incorporate into my new jewellery making venture. I am playing at the moment trying to get a method in place. I can see it in my head but putting it together is more difficult (as any ceramicist knows) But the ideas are flowing so that is a good sign. Between my playing I am still doing some sailing boats, which are always fun to do as I cleaned up the side of my house (my husbands area) and found lots of rusty nails & clips, which I secreted back to the workshop to use in the boat decoration. Thats the terrific thing about cleaning out my husbands shed, theres always something to find as well. Unfortunately in a logical world its just going from one shed to the other!!!!

8th March….

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097"Relaxed"Nomads Sometimes it does you good to go over your old portfolios and to see where you were heading and what you did or didnt do wrong. Sometimes I have found that I had more ideas and direction when I was still developing my concepts. I still secretly admire the early days of my sellable (is that a word?) pieces and thank god I kept photos of everything otherwise I wouldnt be able to look back and think Wow!! I had good ideas then. I think also that my art has followed a decent path where I wanted to progress to, but I also think that I was more adventuress in the early days and didnt worry so much about what people would like and wouldnt like because as we all know you cant please everybody. Its good to go over old work as sometimes it can inspire you again!! As in “Oh I’d forgotten about that!” and maybe its worth relooking at as times change and so do whats pleasing to customers. My art goes back so far I have old photos in plastic folders in yearly order!!! Which can be quite fun to sit down and go through, as the rest is on the computer and isnt as much fun to find. As you can see by the photos above I used quite alot ofterracotta back then, I dont know why I stopped using it, as now I use only porcelain, but I know I like terracotta so I might have to try that look again!! Whatever the way you have your art kept it is always good to rethink it and see where you are heading….

6th March…

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4th March…..

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IMG_1604 I have been working on some jewellery ideas lately, with beach glass and wood, also maybe bringing out my long forgotten crochet skills, just playing around with some forms and found objects. I have also been working on some new boats with different shapes and mounts so we will see how they progress with the firings. Time has slipped away again and we are now in March! I have had a little rest from my workshop lately as there have been other commitments but now as the weather cools down (thank god!!!) I am determined to start seriously producing new ideas. Keep you posted….

18th February….

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A Day at the Beach, looking for inspiration….. I think I found it
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16th February….

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IMG_1568Its been ages since I wrote a post, I dont know whats wrong with me lately I seem to have lost my mojo somewhere… We had the opening last night of the South West Survey, one of the premier events in the South-West with alot of different artistic mediums coming together to show some of the talent in the district. I liked alot that was on display and my favourite was a set of ceramic galloping horses that were very big and very well done. Congrats to the artist who did this as they were my favourite as well as a “cubby”made of sticks (lifesize) with crochet panels in the walls and roof. I loved it very diverse and I wanted one for myself to play in. But I did think that the amount of 3d work was limited. Maybe not alot of 3d artists entered but it would have been nice to see a bit more sculptural work, come on south-west artists, where are you…I know your out there…

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