Dry Spell Update

 

Self Portrait as a Child

Zentangle 1

Zentangle 2

Zentangle 3

Zentangle 4

 

I actually wrote the previous post a few weeks ago and didn’t get around to posting it. I posted it now to remind myself of the “ups and downs” of the creative process. Since writing that post I’ve been teaching and also working on and completing a self portrait as a child.  I’ve been playing with other creative outlets too. I discovered the doodle art called “zentangle”. I’ve always loved to doodle but this is doodling on steroids! It’s fun and it allows me to indulge my love of pattern and design. Oh, and it’s very addictive!

I recently spent some time on Mayne Island, one of the gulf islands of British Columbia. I was accompanied by a friend who also is a student of mine. We did some plein air (in the open air)  painting, some sketching and generally enjoyed being artists which did involve drinking quite a bit of wine. I’ve since finished a small painting (10″ x 10″ ) that I began on one of our plein air sessions. It’s of the lighthouse keeper’s house on Georgina Point – yes, believe it or not I do have a point!

I also resurrected some writing I had done many years ago and spent a couple of weeks tweaking the poems and then designing and producing a small book for my own enjoyment.

This “playing” is getting my creative juices going and I plan to complete at least three paintings by the end of September.

Blessings, Georgina


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