I am doing a course this year that is designed for people like me. Middle-aged arty/crafty types who need some inspiration. It is on school hours Thursday and Fridays with an open studio morning on Tuesdays.
The course has 3 basic components:
- Life drawing (yikes it’s hard!)
- Adobe suite (Photoshop and Illustrator – great to know for any communications job right?)
- Studio (drawing, painting and printing = fun, fun, fun)
I have never done any of this stuff before. And I am loving it. Like really truly super loving it. Even though I nearly cry every week in life drawing (you’ll see why when I get the courage up to share my pretty crap drawings).
So, that’s what I’m doing. And here’s the very first thing I did there … ink drawing, and white pencil on black paper.
Our box maze at A Day On The Fairfield Green was ace again this year. Around 60 fridge and washing machine boxes were collected and joined together with cable ties, Stanley knives and a touch of packing tape to create a fabulous recycled cardboard creation … with an ‘under the sea’ theme.
I roped in the professionals for the finessing. Lee and Paula kicked butt with the yellow submarine entrance and shark mouth exit! Don’t you agree?
The kids loved it!
I haven’t been here for ages, and I have been feeling sad about it. But seriously, I have overcommitted to life-things and am having trouble fitting all my loves in.
A brief update, and a disclaimer for future posts.
- I have been working at Alphington Community Centre and filling in as Coordinator (which I ❤️).
- I am also doing a visual arts course called CREATE at NCAT on Thursday and Friday (which I ❤️).
- I have been regularly crafting with the Craft Club chicks for the FPS fair (held last Saturday). We made ace stuff this year.
- I have been collecting mountains of fridge boxes to make a 📦 maze at said fair. It too was ace!
- I’ve hardly been to the op shop … (I keep going to the art supply shop instead!)
But last night I was at Elise’s showing her all the things I have been painting in the CREATE course that I am doing. And she said I should write about them here.
And I thought about it. And in the end this blog is about me, and it’s dumb not to write, right, just because I am not consumed in second hand consumption … right?
So, I hope you enjoy the 6 month interlude that is about to befall you as I share my arty journey (with just a touch of second hand stuff thrown in).
So here we go.