There is plenty to be disheartened about. The temperature and weather at this time of year might heighten one’s despondency. However there at always reasons to be cheerful*.
One of the members of my 2019 Art in the Library sessions wrote me this marvellous update the other day. Reprinted here by her kind permission with some of her mystical mono prints.
Thank you for all the recent tips and blogs you have sent. All so interesting and thought provoking, the trouble is I don't know where to start or do I mean 'stop'.
There is so much I am interested in trying, and my daughter gave me an online art course for a Christmas present. For my next painting project I am hoping to try printing/painting on silk. Have done it with photography in the darkroom, so why not paint?
I am exploring 'art vs photography' - which inspired which?? Very interesting, especially when delving into the world of early camera-less photography. Who benefitted from the Camera Obscura? The artist or the photographer? What can you do better with paint - what can a photograph capture that paint can't? OOOooh it's all so interesting and time consuming - I love it!! This is with my photography group.
I am also following the Portrait Artist of the Year on Sky Arts - another aspect to explore.
I have made two books recently - one of photographs taken on walks entitled 'Patterns in Nature' - the other entitled 'Monoprints' - attached a selection - which have since been distributed to friends and family.
Best to you and the rest!!
*“Reasons to be cheerful” Ian Dury and the Blockheads (1979)
A bit of grin and bear it, a bit of come and share it
You're welcome we can spare it - yellow socks
To short to be haughty, too nutty to be naughty
Going on forty - no electric shocks