Happy New Year to everyone and the first WOYWW of 2012! Despite being away last week I tried to visit as many of you as possible to send my best wishes.
Back home from a great family visit in Brighton, I have given my mojo a, much needed, kick start by subscribing to the FREE inspirational site designed and planned to boost our creativity after the holidays.
Summit 2012 Creative Jump Start
A daily boost with techniques, hints and tips by a selection of talented artists from around the world and the ones I've looked at have done just that. Below on my desk I'm following Dina Wakley's warm up advice and I'm loving it.
I came across Creative Jump Start via http://jencushman.wordpress.com and it led me to the co-ordinator and instigator www.nathaliesstudio.com
Here's my desk with my first art start of the year just by experimenting freestyle with colour as my warm up.
On my desk is some of my silversmithing equipment which my DD1 has returned to me so I can seriously start to make jewellery again. I can hear Donna shouting Hurray!!
You may notice two chunky cobblers tools which I bought in Holsworthy Market in Devon during my holiday down there, which will be ideal to texture metal. They smell wonderful.
DD was going to throw out the blue and white Polish mug (as it has a tiny chip) so I dived in and saved it as a paint brush/pencil pot.
Ready to be stamped and embellished or just saved!
I wonder what all the other WOYWWers around the globe are doing to start 2012 with a creative burst. If you too are curious pop over to see more at Julia's blog... Stamping-Ground and join in the world wide snoop on the desks of the world.
Whilst I was down on the South Coast of England our friends kindly took us to Bexhill-on-Sea to the Warhol FREE exhibition at the De la Warr pavilion. It was so interesting and really opened my eyes and mind to the full span of work by this wacky artist. I really enjoyed seeing the iconic faces of Mao Tse Tung, Blondie and Marilyn Monroe, in so many colour variations and all his other pictures, from tiny detailed ones right up to the huge wall to wall installation and video room. Quite an extensive exhibition well worth seeing if you can get there.
No photographs allowed (which I expected inside) but tut tut! I was caught and reprimanded just for getting this pic and that was only outside in the foyer!!!!
The De la Warr pavilion is a spectacular Art Deco Arts Centre which is well worth a visit in it's own right. It has been beautifully renovated and stands alongside the seafront in Bexhill.
Here's DH and our friends on one of the fabulous staircases overlooking the sea.
I managed to make another scarf/shawlette as a gift for my friend on the journey down and finished it off before we visited them. The patterns are still on offer, free from me via an email request.
My first flowers of 2012, beautiful HUGE cerise roses (plus a bottle of wine)... a New Year gift from our lovely next door neighbour. Thanks Betty!!
My Blog Candy draw is still open until 6th Jan
Full details and sign up on my 20th Dec post!