Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Art, Depression and food! Ha!

Since l last did a blog, we have been having some amazing sunsets, in Putney. Here are just a few of them. The night sky has been anything from pink to turquoise to red through to golden, it has been amazing.




Now is the start of the fungi season and l have been having fun hunting them down. Some in the woods, some in the local parks and some just on street corners.





l have been creating a lot of Art lately, not on canvas but in my sketch books. I have been drawing in coffee shops .....



Looking at Mark Making ...



or in front of the TV! 





I have been having trouble with my depression again, mainly brought on with trying to copy with my Mother! What do you do, when someone who obviously needs help, refuses to take it ... except if it is free! Grrrrrr! l suppose you cannot make someone have help, if they don't want it but l feel l am letting my late father down, by NOT helping her. The whole family have now decided enough is enough and we need help BUT unless she gives in, there is going to me no help. Catch twenty two folks!

On a happier note ... isn't this dessert gorgeous? Look carefully ... there is actually no fork there! Ha ... great isn't it? :)


xx

pure joy ... pavement slabs and the future of my Art!!!

This image is of my grandson, who was SO excited having played bumper cars, for the first time ever. He is showing pure joy! ...  something l think a lot of adults have forgotten how to do these days. It was such joy to watch him having so much fun.


 It started me thinking about my Art. Was l enjoying creating it or was that half the problem ...  l was experiencing at the moment? I am finding it hard to create Art and what l do create l am not happy with! I loved the faces l created but l was not sure where they were going.







A month or so ago, l went to an Exhibition in Tate Modern about Art and Photography. I came away from the exhibition fascinated with lines and patterns. I have always loved lines, l find cranes fascinating and there are some many very interesting, modern builds in London! 






I love the lines and shapes these buildings create. So many patterns merging before your eyes. The same is said about the shapes and patterns l see in Nature.




But what has been really been fascinating me lately, are the pavements and walls around me. Cracks, lines and holes really amazing shapes and patterns. 


So l have decided that what l really want to do is paint these patterns l am seeing, in the pavement slabs for example. I am starting to sketch the lines but have not decided what medium yet l am going to use. I am quite surprised that my Art is going this way BUT thats what l love about Art ... l am never really sure where it is leading me too!!  So watch this space.





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Saturday, 8 September 2018

OOPS ! A VERY LATE BLOG ENTRY !! ... Our Tate Modern Trip.

Oops! should have posted this one before the last blog! Sorry!

Hi ... to my 3 followers !

A few Fridays ago, we celebrated our daughters birthday and decided to meet at Tate Modern. We went to see the photography exhibition called " Shape of Light". It is a 100 years of Photography and Abstract Art . Quote from Tate Modern Site "Shape of Light is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between the two, spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day. It brings to life the innovation and originality of photographers over this period, and shows how they responded and contributed to the development of abstraction. For the first time, Tate Modern tells the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art. "
The swings may not be inside the Tate any more but ... they are still VERY popular !


We decided to meet in the new building's Members Room. It is a very funky cafe.





We had some coffee/tea and then went down to the Exhibition. I was not sure what to expect but as soon as l entered my heart skipped a beat. I have always been interested in lines, whether in my Photography, which l did my degree in ( quite by accident! :) or Painting and Drawing. 


Can you see the similarity between the above photograph image and the painting? 


I suppose this Exhibition made me start to see my own Art in a serious way. I don't mean l don't take my own Art seriously but it sort of gave me permission to be serious and proud of my own Art. A lot of what l created in College, was dismissed by my tutors. It knocked me back and until recently l had not bounced back. I will show you some of the work now! :)




The wonderful Jackson Pollock's work.



Polaroid Images ... love these!



LOVE these images !









Small can be beautiful too !


Then the last Gallery ... boy what a treat. Just stunning!


Oh ... hello me!


Looking down to the ground floor and the "slope" entrance.



Then back outside again ... and look what l found! A group of bones picked up from down on the sand! Of course l had to choose some and take them home. my family wee not impressed!  :)


Love London at night !



What a wonderful day we had. Happy Birthday gorgeous daughter xx















Art saved my Life.

A couple of years ago, when my depression was quite bad, l took up drawing again. I bought some double sided, concertina, hardback books. ...