As we reach the final few days of 2017 a word that describes the totally of what this year was about for me is re-birth!
Reflecting on the events that have mapped the journey of this year, the shedding of layers, the re-examination of my values and being in trust and flow has given me so much confirmation that I am truly on the right track. I hold such deep gratitude for the opportunities that have shown up allowing me to forge deeper connections with my community, with my creative expression and my family.
What has supported me along the way were my Power Objects (pictured). They were all created with such reverence for nature and acted as incredible healing tools for me. I feel called to offer a women only workshop for others to create a Power Object on 11.02.2018 which carries the vibration of 2.2.11. This day holds a set of two master numbers that fully support manifestation, self-acceptance, abundance and a deep honouring of the heart so that your deepest desires and wildest dreams may be ignited and the witnessing of the sacredness and power within you to expand through the Power Object. Continue reading “Power Object”
I’ve been thinking a lot about my ‘muse’ this month, especially as I find myself struggling to get through the new series of works. A question I keep asking myself is ‘how do I maintain my creative flow?’
Creative flow and inspiration is often linked to the two great waves of the ” Feast” and “Famine” cycle of the art world. Maintaining energy levels in the feast cycle is one challenge, yet maintaining the flow during the famine cycle can be a majorly overwhelming experience.
In the feast cycle, which for me was last year with one project or launch or exhibition happening literally every month until I crossed the finish line into 2017. Inspiration seemed to flow seamlessly. It was almost like the less time I had the more productive I became. There was no time to procrastinate, no time for anything other than churning out new work in the studio. I was completely focused, completely driven. Is that kind of work sustainable? Well the short answer is no! Burnout is a well documented topic for creatives- even more so for creatives with little humans to look after! Continue reading “Creative Flow”
Stepping fully into my artistic path has been quite a journey these past few years. Since starting full-time teaching in 2007 followed closely with major life events of marriage and children, my art practice felt like it was a thing of the past. I had no proper studio set up and whilst I always kept art journals even that came to an end.
The turning point…
In 2014 we moved out of our apartment in Dulwich Hill and into a beautiful home in the Hawkesbury. As I was packing away my art things I realised that despite thinking I had nothing to show for myself for the past 7 years I discovered that I had in fact produced a sizable collection of works, in-between marriage, teaching and babies! So I decided to have my first solo exhibition before we left the trendy Inner West. In August, despite the mayhem of moving, I put together a survey show of the major bodies of work I had created since University called Reflections at the StirrUp Gallery, Marrickville. I remember sitting in the gallery surrounded by my artworks; by the output of my inner workings; by the stories that have shaped all the work I have done; by the beautiful way that the artworks I created related so specifically to times and places in my life and I knew then that I needed to bring art back into the foreground of my life. Maintaining my practice needed to be on top of the ‘to do list’. Continue reading “calling myself – ARTIST”