• Inspiration

     

    My holiday artist journal 

     

    The secret to a creative life is to let your intuition, curiosity, and soul capture the sparkling magic that surrounds us in our not so ordinary.

    When I am on holidays at our” place of the heart”  I see colours shapes, textures, layers, fabrics, ribbons, stitches, yarns and so on.

    I don’t try to create a botanical drawing or an accurate depiction, I create a feeling, an emotion, an interpretation. It is an expression of what I have observed, listened to, sensed and carried in my heart and head, it is a possibility”. Michelle Mischkulnig

    I have been holidaying at the same stunning coastal area for 25 years and each year I breathe in its beauty and enjoy the play time. Both last year and this year I have challenged myself to keep a small journal, by using the photos from my phone, paper , water colour pencils, a free art app,  my canon selphy printer, hand stitch threads and found objects. I am sharing this with you and hope it inspires. If you would like to see more images from my journal please let me know and I will share them in a seperate blog.

    Materials 

    Water colour pencils such as derwent inktense.

    Mobile phone to photograph with.

    Prisma art app http://prisma-ai.com

    Canon selphy printer and paper ( this is a small mobile printer) https://www.canon.com.au/printers/selphy-cp1200  please shop around for best price.

    Water colour journal .

    Hand stitch threads and needles.

    Glue stick or such.

    Surprising bibs and bobs.

    Found objects such a vegetation, sea weed, drift wood, shells, silver foil, magazines and newspaper, lolly wrappers etc.

    A sense of adventure.


    Early morning walks are all ways the best time to take photos.We had quite a few days with “blue bottle ” stingers. I found them washed up with their long tentacle wrapped up in the seaweed, the seaweed also had attracted  blue shells and other blue jelly fish it was like a tangle of jewels.

    You can see using the Prisma app opens so many design ideas.I have used found objects, paint layers of paper little shell etc.

     

     

    This is a video of me working on the above journal entry.


     

    A love bare branches and was delighted to see how this original image of a fallen weathered tree  could be made into differing art works using Prisma app

     

    This is one of my favourite images and I love the different interpretations and emotions each art work resonate.

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    The beach at sunrise this is my view every day on holidays.

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    Always looking, listening, sensing, eyes open,  alert to inspiration.Love walking and finding the magic.It is always there in the ordinary.

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    A short video where I am creating a journal page using torn magazines and news paper.


    Rocks aren’t they wonderful holds of footsteps of  journeys. Look at the way the grass falls over them.This made a beautiful page in my journal.

     

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    So much texture and possibilities gorgeous colours and textures.

     

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    I am sharing with you a wonderful short video by Lou Gardiner a wonderful textile artist enjoy.

     

     

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/Louisegardinerembroidery/videos/?ref=page_internal

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

4 Responsesso far.

  1. Chelle says:

    Glad your enjoying it Nancy and thank you for the feed back I will sae some more soon.

  2. Nancy Sopp says:

    That Prisma app is amazing! I had no idea! Thank you for sharing. And I’d love to see more journal pages.

  3. Chelle says:

    That is so lovely Laura thank you. Words like your are inspirational to me and give me momentum to keep sharing and do what I do. :-)

  4. Laura Austin says:

    I love your work. It’s like eye candy every time. Please share more journal pages. Your creativity amazes me and I only wish I could spend a week watching and absorbing. Keep going!

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