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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Art as Pleasure

Have been escaping into my art work today, after a frustrating few teaching days. I have been working with faces for a long time and despite trying to escape into other projects......they keep reappearing! I was lucky enough to acquire an embellisher sewing machine last Summer and completed some work using faces and scraps of fabric. It was a great delight to use as no visible stitching is needed. I felt however that my images needed improving and have allowed time to elapse hoping for inspiration. Of course - nothing happened. So today I decided to push the images further by creating some collages on paper. I am very pleased with the results, it is also a pleasure to be doing some art for myself for a change. Now of course I need to play again with the embellisher and the fabric to see if I can bring my ideas to fruition.

The images you see are the result of influences of Celtic Art , I love to research Illuminated Manuscripts and find the images used to be an inspiration. Also living so close to Oxford and in the past being allowed to see the Medieval Manuscripts held at the Bodlian Library has helped to fuel my interest.

2 comments:

MargaretR said...

Art as a pleasure, it's obvious you are enjoying it. They are so very beautiful and I can't wait to see how they develop.

Helen Cowans said...

Hi,

Good to hear you are back doing your own work again. Can't wait to see the finished pieces. Helen