April 24, 2014
I WANT TO HAVE A JOB
I feel I need to try another aspect of creativity to get me back motivated about my own work again.
Weekends are when I at least have the excuse of it being the weekend to be lazy
I love art but can’t seem to find me own style.
My brain is like a murky pond, it needs to be drained.
Where to begin…?
I feel guilty about having other interests
I want to be stretched both physically and mentally
I imagine my life in 5 years but nothing has changed
Back to motivation
I want my enjoyment to be my career
I need to move
I like everyday people who inspire me.
I am in awe of those that do.
March 27, 2014
Ta-da…these are now available to buy in the Welsh Rare-bits Co. Shop. Click on the screen cap above to go to the shop.
My next project involves a badger skull that my sister brought up from the woods. I thought she was bringing me something nice, she walked in carrying a Marks&Spencers bag so obviously I thought it was food. You can imagine my suprese!!
March 23, 2014
My ‘All The Things I don’t Own’ piece is now available in my store. This is a delicate piece so I’m thinking of only doing about five, including this one. I shall also be adding my kitchen utensils piece to the shop this week. As I have already mentioned, this is an extremely delicate piece so the only way really of displaying it was in a box frame. There is a lot of box frame art to be had right now, some of which is mass produced with laser cutting machines. My work is not done like this, it is all hand cut with a scalpel and there is much though and feeling which goes into the work. So please bear that in mind. If you click on the screenshot that should take you to my store, if that doesn’t work click here.
March 10, 2014
It was a sad day when I realised I don’t own that thingamajig that you use to hammer meat…
If I’m ever fortunate enough to move out of my parents house, there seems to be a lot of crap i’ll need to buy. This piece first came about with me doing little objects from the kitchen but then I started to feel a little bitter so I started cutting objects that I realised I don’t own. When I do move out, I’ll have two beautiful lights and a lot of cds and dvds…and that’s about it. If my mother is to believed, a spatula is not only a handy tool for cooking, but also an amazing design accessory for the home.
January 25, 2014
I’m in the middle of watching Braveheart but I thought I’d show you what I’ve doing with my day. These aren’t for anything in particular as yet. I’m just concentrating on working on a sketchbook to get plenty of ideas down so I can then start afresh on something more substantial. Playing around with pattern and texture, i’ve been looking a fair bit at the work of William Morris and Grayson Perry. Think I’m going to play around with some paper too.
I’m also going to be doing the back, sack and crack equivalent of tidying up my website…spruce it up a bit.
January 25, 2014
I said that I was going to try and get out to visit some exhibition and here is one which is on at Oriel Myrddin right now. The exhibition is titled The Dandy & The Mute and is by the artist Clare Thornton who is based in Bristol. You can find out more about her and the work she does here.
I was keen to visit this exhibition after seeing the tiles above on the gallery website and wondering what they were made from. It was a delight to see them and to realise that they are actually made from wax. According to the write up, they are mouldings taken from a piece of cornicing from an old theatre. Her work is very serene and there was an amazing feeling of wonder upon entering the gallery space.
January 22, 2014
Bollocks! That is literally the only way I can think to describe things. God, I thought I was going to be so productive in 2014. I am well aware that we’re only a month into the year but if you knew what I was like…oh this isn’t good!
I just can’t seem to find the motivation to do anything at all. I start a piece of work and then about half way through I think what the fuck is the point of this? and end up scrapping it.
I’ve written before about my struggle with anxiety and depression and while I have made a lot of progress I think I’ve still managed to let it get a hold of me too much now. It feels like a vicious circle at times. I don’t go out to work as that is still a bit of a challenge for me but I’m very lucky to have my parents supporting me while I get myself together. I’m really not very good with going out in public but I think I’m really going to have to push myself this year as I need that outlet where I can bounce ideas off other artists. Or even just getting inspired and motivated. I don’t think I’ll achieve anything by staying at home!
Today was the first time in a while that I felt like doing any drawing. These are some of William Morris’ roses. I actually found it very relaxing doing this which is something I haven’t felt in a while when producing art. There’s always that niggle at the back of my head that the work must in some way produce money and I’m starting to find that overwhelming now. I don’t know how others manage it, that balance of creating something they are happy with but also that people would want to buy.
Onward and up though eh?!
Hope all is well with everyone.
December 6, 2013
Second take because I wasn’t 100% pleased with the pictures yesterday!
WOOHOOOOOOOO!! Yes the moment you have ALL been waiting for has arrived…the wrapping paper is here! Turned up this morning so I have been busy wrapping it up pretty for you to see. You can either find it on my Bigcartel or on Etsy.
Hope you all like, let me know your thoughts on it please.