Thursday, 8 March 2012

Peripatetic Art of Running

For this weeks AlphabeThursday post for the letter P, (click on the badge below for more posts) I would like to introduce my new blog - The Peripatetic Art of Running. 

I have taken on a new mission to get fit and healthy lately and have been running since January.  It's been a slow process, the wrong trainers for the way I run left me with rather bad shin pain, so I had to just go very very slow and easy, but keep going I did.

As usual, I find it impossible to embark on something without emerging myself totally in it, so have decided that the best way to deal with this aspect of my personality is to make art about it.

I've started exploring the colours and shapes I see when I'm out running, taking photographs on the move, and then abstracting them onto paper. I'm quite pleased with yesterdays endeavours.

Running Routes 1

Running Routes 2


  1. how fun! I live it! Be careful with your shins. {:-Deb

    1. I am being careful, out tonight with a local running group, I've not been for 2 weeks with them, so it'll be a good test of how well they are now. I've mainly been running on fields and its pavements tonight. Thanks Deb.

  2. Good on you, and best of luck with achieving the goals you've set for yourself.

  3. Sounds like a fabulous project!

  4. You will enjoy the journey to the finish!

  5. hang in there with the running :D
    visiting via alphabeThursday :D

  6. oh what a fantastic way to open yourself to be inspired ... and beautiful art!!!

  7. Very cool. I love that you've found a way to connect something you don't love yet with something you do. I often see things when I'm out running to which I return later to photograph.

  8. What perfect abstracts. I love the colors and flow of your work.

    I admire your tenacity in sticking with running IN SPITE of shin splints!

    You have more willpower than me, brave girl!

    Thanks for linking to Alphabe-Thursday this week.

    I enjoyed seeing your translation of your routes.