My sister and niece visit from interstate about four times a year.
We try to squeeze an art play session in there in amongst the family events schedule.
We let loose.
We love our shared art-making.
We are all together, yet each working on our own piece.
We coast between silent absorption and chit-chatting or singing. Sometimes there’s a drama
when the picture ‘goes wrong’. We usually get through that, out the other side and sail to the land of art-making happiness.
We have a fresh focus or different materials every visit.
This time, it was the fabric extravaganza.
It went like so:
Make your own unique piece on a teeny small square canvas.
Whatever emerges is fine.
If it’s meaningful to you for where you’re at, all good.
If you have no idea what you’re going to create until you begin, all OK.
As much as you can,
trust the process.
You might have a serious glitch along the way and have to adjust and adapt, or the unfolding art story might just flow smoothly on this occasion.
Did you see my red and gold flower picture last week? I think it simply arose from Fabric Treasure Cave Sensual Delight combined with an impulse to cut out petal shapes.
(see Scraps, Glorious Scraps for the delicious backstory)
Niece Ruby (aged eleven) and sister Jennie (aged somewhat more than eleven) have kindly given permission for me to share their artworks with you.
How gorgeous are they?
I hear the resounding reply of ‘Very very gorgeous’. And what’s more, they hold special meaning for each of the artists.
Here’s a glimpse of other fabric – items on the washing line under the palm tree – in truth, I’m creating a sweet pause before I say something difficult….
Now, the time has come for me to make a sober announcement. It is the day for me to do The Thing I have been avoiding.
I’ve been blogging weekly every Friday since I began Art and Soul Space in May, 2015. I feel I must go fortnightly for a while. I still love connecting with you. I still love writing, painting, musing. Life seems increasingly full and I’ve been advised to up the ante with my self-care and solo creative space.
Let’s try it out. Will you come with me on this slightly different adventure? I hope so.
Wishing you pink pineapples and the joy of art-making
with love, art and soul from Sally