"She seemed to say 'Look at me. I have done my share. I am beautiful. It is something quite out of the ordinary, this beauty of mine. I am made for delight. But what do I get out of it? Where is my reward?' That was the change in her from ten years ago; that, indeed, was her reward, this haunting, this magical sadness which spoke straight to the heart and struck silence; it was the completion of her beauty."- Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited.
These past few months have been pretty hectic for me, I must say. In between working long hours and eating too much ice cream despite the winter chill still hanging about in that air, I have been creating and creating. But then came a dry spell in which I continually frustrated myself with my lack of creative inspiration and ultimately ended up getting the drawing equivalent of writers block for a good couple of weeks.
But i'm back on the proverbial "horse", after stumbling across some cool as videoas and am creating some cool stuff that I'm pretty pleased with so far; although it is taking me forever. I am taking the time to spend some quality time really stretching out the creative and creating process for my latest piece, after getting sick of speedily drawing something in one afternoon that ultimately I wasn't very happy with anyway. So I'm taking my time and focusing on making detailed and accurate decisions, and I think it's paying off. Well, I hope so. You can always hope.
Also I am hanging up some of my work up at the Organic Market and Cafe in Stirling (my chosen place of employment also, it's pretty rad) so come and check it out. I'll also have more work put up there in November but for now i'm collaborating with two other staff members, love them. It will hopefully look ok and i'll learn to let go of some of my pieces and perhaps (again with the hoping) I might actually...sell something? Wow. Does that make me a sell out or a seller? Stellar.
Here's my latest work in progress...sorry about the poor quality shot!
3o cm x 5o cm
ink and watercolour on paper
I created this piece after seeing the "Vienna Art and Design: Winter Masterpieces" at the National Gallery of Victoria, and was most inspired by the works or Gustav Klimt (superhero) and Egon Sheile (what a genius)....of course. Here's some of my favourites that i've been studying.