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? :)


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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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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. ...