I dreamt of mermaids last week and woke with the remnants of inspiration in the ethers. My friend and I had already planned one of our artists' dates where she photographs and I take photos and draw. We had been talking of driving inland, but synchronicity was in the air and we both wanted to find tide pools.
Our beaches aren't really the tide pool kind. But we did find a few shallow puddles inbetween some beautiful rocks with plenty of seabirds.
|Brunswick Heads by the wall|
A pretty archetypal scene for mermaids. Isn't the colour of the water amazing?
On a sadder note but still on the inspiration theme, a few days later this poor bird killed itself with a crash against our window.
|drawing the bird my window killed|
This was my way of saying 'sorry' and 'I love you'. And also it was a chance to draw a bird which I am grateful for.
|possible mermaid inspiration|
Later in the week more possible mermaid settings. I like the bit gloomier setting, and there were a multitude of birds flying around those trees.
|art journal background for class|
Birds were a bit of a theme this week. An art journal background I did in preparation for my class. A combination of gesso resist, masking and stencilling.
|Alabama Chanin inspiration|
|thrifted men's t-shirts|
|newest refashion beginning|
I went for these three. It will be interesting to see if I can make the half logo work.
I took a few photos on my morning walk. This is the 'tame' side of the road. Most of the forest has been cut down for grazing land many years ago.
|morning walk, tame side of the road|
|morning walk, wild side of the road|
We live on the edge of the rainforest. Our place was originally in a cow paddock but we have planted nearly 10,000 trees to extend this forest. Now we are part of it, and the land we 'own' extends miles into this hillside. It is not easy to get there.
|Hair study, pen and ink drawing|
I impulsively spent the morning drawing this hair study, not sure why. But when I shared it on my facebook page, Sharon suggested it as a good hairstyle for a mermaid. Perfect! You have to trust these impulses, they take you new places.
So that was some of my creative week. What have you been up to?