Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Working through a bad case of long-term 'Artist's Block'

Oh how I want to paint!!! And get rid of all my silly fears and nasty little inner voices,and lack of confidence etc...and just paint cos I can't stop...not caring what the finished product is like, and most of all not worrying what other people think (or what I think other people think). Out of frustration with myself the other day, I pulled out a blank canvas, chucked it on the easel, blobbed some paint onto my palette and made myself paint anything that was close by and not worry about the subject or how the process was looking...It is still a 'work in process' but I am having fun (though those nasty little inner voices keep chipping in frequently with their unhelpfulness).

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Aprons galore

Finally finished a couple of aprons...one for a friend and one to go onto my Etsy shop...
And the lego one is the creation of my 8 year old lego-crazy fellow...he designed it, cut it all out, ironed it, over-locked it and sewed it (with only verbal guidance from me and a teeny bit of tricky sewing help around bends etc. What a clever little man he is - we are very proud of what he did! - as is he I think!!!).

Friday, February 4, 2011

Back to Work!!!

Now that the little people are back at school, I am getting straight into concentrating on stocking my Etsy shop to the brim and returning to my art. Today I worked on 2 aprons - 1 for the shop, and the other for a birthday pressie for a friend.