|laying down the basics|
Well of all the struggles!! I've finally got inspiration and my mojo is BACK!!
One of the refreshing things is that finally I've worked out how I can combine all the previous things I've learned from experimenting in different medium into a new direction. Textiles are wonderful for layering, revealing, hiding and abstracting... something I felt I couldn't do with oils. Now I can go back to paint with a fresh outlook and new understanding, especially of "what I want" from my art working. Stuck in a realism that I never felt comfortable with I had given up the soul to the process I'd developed, trapping myself and not knowing how to get out. Textiles gave me the freedom of experimentation, and horses gave me a year out (whilst I got used to their whole process). So now the dust has settled and the nights have drawn in and I feel like I can cosy in and retreat to my creativity. Oh JOY!! I haven't felt this excited since I don't know when. And yes I want to share it with you so I'll be posting my progress through my new adventures.