Friday, 30 July 2010

Art progression: Part Two

Well, this is the finished peice but I think I'm going to try again and this time just use charcol. As always will show you all when its done. :)

New Poem - Lungs

I breathed you in
filled my lungs with the scent of you
swallowed your words like candy
drank each moment till it was dry
I let you hold me
let you break and mould me
gave you my body in all its flaws
till every inch flushed red for you.
I hurt for you
wept till there was no more tears for you
believed I was better for my weakness
grew stronger for being without you
I loved you unconditionally
in every way possible accepted you, but
I never expected you to be
any less giving to me.

It wasn't us.
It wasn't you.
It wasn't me.
We just both needed to breathe...

Thursday, 29 July 2010

My next project...

Playing with my camera has been fun! This is my next project, to turn this into a drawing, possibly a painting, or a charcol peice. I haven't yet decided but I might just get a few free hours to try my luck.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Art Progression

The challenge to produce a vision I've had for a while now continues! In my attempts for the perfect drawing I decided to show the progression of this piece. I could have taken more photo's - I see that now, but I have to confess in getting too involved in the moment, forgetting to take more. I'm still not completely happy with the finished product... does the cloth being held need more colour? I'd love to hear anyone’s thoughts.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Is This Art?

A controversial subject most of us have an opinion on yet what is the right answer? As far as I can tell ‘Art’ doesn’t have a definition anymore, its interpretation is different for each of us depending on our own appreciation for it.

Art is born from an idea, which is then brought to life using the imagination and an amount of creative skill. The artist is subject to inspiration, there is no limit to this and so art is no longer confined to painting, sculpture or architecture as it was during the Renaissance. The freedom of today’s modern society has allowed us to develop a wider range to the meaning of the word 'art'.

So, is this art? Below are some random photo’s to ponder over… I will let you decide!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Monday, 5 July 2010

Chocolate cake!

This was a gift to my parents for their 25th anniversary on Sunday... making it was inetersting, turns out being artistic has its bonuses especially where chocolates involved.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Creative communication - what is it we are trying to express?

(This is a good example of a write less than 300 words... otherwise known as dribble!!)

Is there a desire for us as artists or in fact us as humans to be understood, and is it this desire that drives our creative force into action?

Is it the idea of communicating to another person through visual arts that brings about a new language between the artist and their audience, one where an experience or an emotion can be replicated in a single sentence or movement? And if we succeed in communicating do we in effect feel more accepted in society?

Is it the need to express a thought, idea or emotion, a need for peace within ourselves that allows us to express through our creative means in a way that others can't?

I believe limitations can sometimes do us justice. Those with disability such as autism, or a lack of stability and communication or difficulty in their upbringing... Even something as simple as being the shy child, can arouse their creative communication.

It's this desire to express and be understood, to inspire and build a sense of appreciation in those around us that drives me forward. And more than this, I want to prove to myself that I am capable of anything I put my heart into despite my own limitations.

I believe we are all capable, given the right environment and means to be and do...