I recently put my art workshops on hold so I could have the time to tackle a creative project. I love painting and I love teaching however I think my biggest driver is curiosity. My belief is that creativity is curiosity put into action (I'm sure someone before me said this but I don't know who that clever person was) that said to do and learn something new we have to stretch beyond our creative limits. We have to take the risk that there will be failure and in that failure we learn all the things we need to know to achieve a successful outcome. If we feel that we haven't achieved success I think it is time to change our definition of what success is, because everything we attempt has a learning and that is what success is all about.
The last couple of months I have gone down a path of teaching myself how to make and cast plaster, understanding the nuances of resin (man that stuff can do some damage to your work bench) soaking and hand weaving natural raffia to create art wall tiles. This has reminded me that I love being a maker and I love to share my art.
I now have a collection of art wall tiles that have all been hand made and decorated with tassels, acrylic paint and gold leaf. I hope you love my new work and even if I do say so myself I think they will make lovely Christmas gifts (yep, it's that time of year agin!). To view the current collection visit HERE
Ps. "Doing it is forward, not doing it is backward". Unknown
Sydney based mixed media artist.