Thursday, 3 April 2008
Professionally I am cautiously optimistic, I've been contacted by an exhibition organiser via Etsy, who appears interested in my work and I should hopefully receive a brochure soon.
My creative output this past week has been sporadic at best. I have completed a couple more art dolls, and I've sketched a painting outline onto canvas but I seem to have spent much of my time writing up endless lists of what I actually want to do, resulting in me sitting there wondering where the hell I'm meant to start. (Not to mention incessant dwelling on the personal project I have going on!)
I have tended to do this a lot over the last few months possibly due to a severe case of creative block, but it is something I'm gradually phasing out. I had thought that I'd finally shaken it off, but it looks like there's still a bit more work to be done. When I get these blocks I just get so caught up with ideas and inspiration in an attempt to feel like I'm actually doing something, that the actual process of creating tends to pass me by. I can literally while away hours making my ideas lists- but I'm finally working through them.
The doll above is called Butterfly Betsie, and is number three in the series made in a similar vein to the others but with the added inclusion of cut up postage stamps and glitter. As a general rule I prefer super-fine glitter, not that stuff that looks like shredded tin-foil. I am begining to find that this project has taken on a life of its own- I'm planning all sorts of dolls even as I type, and I'm open to suggestion so please comment me with ideas!