We all have apparent creativity blocks from time to time.
I say "apparent" because if you're a creative person, your urge to make/design/unique-i-fy something never desists - it simply manifests as something else. Weather you're a bored architect suddenly making jewelry boxes out of match-sticks, an overworked graphic designer drawing moustaches on fashion models, an experienced artist re-arranging the front garden or a pen-tapping journalist writing annoyingly informed comments on web news articles - we all leak creative juices somewhere else.
So what do I do when i'm not crippling myself with yet another giant pencil drawing? I'm in the kitchen, sketching, designing and making cakes. Here is this weeks procrastination.
Whats your creative stand by?
Love Katey xxx
I've been given the chance to blow the dust (literally) off my wooden box of vibrant Derwents, soft, chalky pastels and fabulous metallic pencils. After a few shaky practice trials, I've worked up the confidence to start on the real thing! I feel like Dorothy stepping from the black and white of Kansas into the coloured universe of Oz.
Pictured is a small snippet of a small corner of the work in progress!
Well this The latest portrait to come off the 'studio' wall! (I put studio in inverted commas as it's more of a junk room with now paint-stained carpet and a conveniently free wall space, as opposed to a dedicated art space). A1 on 80gsm hot pressed Canson cartridge. Graphite sketch with a watercolour and acetate sheet overlay.
In a nutshell (because I could type a novel here) the work is about exploring the person behind the Group 1 winners. The infectious, exuberant personality is ever present, but a lot of work goes into training her horses and managing her team, which, based on face-value, many people are unaware of.
Until next time - Ciao!
It's that art-y time of the year again! Commissioned sketches for Christmas presents, Valentines day, Mothers day, art competitions... Get in quick so I can book a time slot for you! In the mean time, here is the lastest Christmas commission "Cooper" - A3 Pencil sketch. Photo quality is a tad poor, but my cannon is currently MIA!
Talk soon! xxx
Well it's finally happened - my own domain name! I know I'm absolutely thrilled to finally have a proper site and fingers crossed it means big things for the development and distribution of my art works!
In other news, My pencil drawing of fill the page winning the 2012 Canberra Cup won the peoples choice award in the Inglis Equine Art Prize - So exciting!! I am now the proud owner of a studio easel, so hopefully I will stop getting paint and graphite all over the furniture... I doubt it however.
Ooops... I have neglected this blog in recent months - but I'm back and here to stay! Had the most sensational whirl-wind of a time at the Inglis equine art prize on Thursday night and can't wait to sink my teeth into some really challenging and beautiful commissions of some of the best horses Australia has to offer! Prints of "Write a new chaapter(fill the page)" will be available shortly (signed and numbered, of course), and hopefully some more examples of commissions will follow!
Cheers to Inglis, Australian art sales, Star Thoroughbreds, Tulloch Lodge and Alister and Mary Simpson for making this week so memorable and providing a plethora of opportunities.
Talk to you all soon!
Had a lovely time at Canberra's handmade market yesterday - it's always great to be around people so passionate and appreciative of a designer's creations! So a shout out to everyone who stopped by and took the time to look through my prints and have a chat about the works - Thank you!
And for that one guy who snorted and muttered something about them being the most over-priced tacky poster ever - turn around and keep walking - Go Lo is that way.
Hope to see
Been going gangbusters this week in the lead up to the Handmade Market this weekend at the National Convention Centre! Loving every second of it though, I'd happily trade sleep for quality time with some graphite and paper any day :) Here is a peek at Wistful Wishing #2... xxx
After working super hard over the rainy weekend - I can give you all a sneak peek at the first print in my new range for 2012!
Say hello to Wistful Wishing #1!
I have finally got around to writing a blog for this site and I'm looking forward to 2012 being a year of constant updates and design expansion!
You heard it here first - work on my newest range of limited edition prints commenced last night. The small range is more delicate than my 7 lovely ladies, and indulges my love for detailed pencil drawing... with a dash of feminity thrown in of course! The range is called wistful wishes, and I will update you further as the drwaings progress - but i'm hopeful a few will make their debut at handmade markets on Saturday March 10!