Thursday, October 8, 2009

Art Day

Alone in the studio day after day can be very isolating. You can't surround yourself with people all the time either as it tends to be distracting and not much creating gets done. Well I seem to have found a solution. I've invited my friend Mignon to come and make art in my studio with me so we can inspire each other. Yep, every Thursday is our art day where we create and talk about secret women's business hehehe. The beauty of this arrangement is that I know I can work with Mignon. We studied art at collage and uni together so spent many years sharing studio space while we studied. Today was our third session and its a lot of fun. Its great to have someone to bounce ideas off of. Our methods are so different that we get another perspective of our work. Its helping me to get back on track too. I managed to do the first layer of a new piece today and also came up with ideas to resolve another piece that's been hanging around the studio for ages.

On the deck chair front, number two is nearly finished. I just need to attach the new canvas. Two more to go. All this creativity is making me feel normal again. I was worried that I would never get back on track.

I'm working towards a two day art market that's on at The Port in the beginning of December. You always need to be working towards something so as to keep moving forward. Its time to start planning my goals for next year and perhaps set some things in motion.

8 comments:

Laura said...

there you go that's a plan. happy to here you thursdays are for creating there mine too.

Doris said...

Well, I wish I was creating on Thursdays too! So good to hear you found someone to stay on track with!

Deborah Ross said...

Coincidence...my friend Ilse and I get together every Thursday, too. We make art all morning and then go out to lunch. It's perfect, just enough company.

Elena said...

Ah...the butterfly has emerged from the cocoon. Wait, nope, you did that before. Okay, how about a bear awakening from hibernation. That better? Congrats on the new creative flow...

Chrissie said...

Great idea - sounds like the perfect arrangement, for both of you!

Uta said...

Lets face it, it was a drought. Droughts scare me. I always think I will never get back on track. Finally I'm feeling normal again :)

april said...

I hope we get to see some of the happy artwork being created on thursdays. Your's and Mignon's! What a nice time!

Marjorie said...

Oh how I wish i could join you and your friend! Good luck with your new work!