Saturday, 23 February 2013

Belper Vintage Fair

I snuck off to have a good look round the Belper Vintage Fair today and it was well worth the visit. Not only did I buy some lovely goodies, I bumped into a friend who I haven't seen in a long time and we had a catch up. She was selling jewellery and bags that were just beautiful, so I was really blown away by her generosity when she donated some beaded knecklaces to my mosaic projects.

I also picked up a couple of rather lovely brooches.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Tools for drawing and loosing control

Part of the inspiration behind the Exploring Creativity workshops is to challenge the participants to let go of the idea of perfection.

We are taught to reproduce perfect images for our perfect worlds, when in reality, life is far from perfect. So as part of tapping onto our subconscious is to let go of the ideal of the perfect image and trying to put that onto paper.

One of the activities I'll be using is to challenge the participants to use tools that work in their own way, they don't conform to being held and controlled.

Next weekend I'll be heading into the Peak District to do some coppicing in a willow labyrinth, I'll be bring back some moon fuelled willow to cut and shave into quills and pens. Anyone who has drawn with willow twigs knows how loose our drawing will be!