Monday, April 30, 2007

An ACEO a day...Day Seven

This past week has been so enjoyable...just being able to make small pieces and move on to something else. Part of my problem in creating art is my sheer lack of patience! If I come up against a problem with an idea I've had I tend to relegate it to the 'pile of unfinished projects' because I can't stand for something to take too long! Surprisingly I have actually managed to start a few larger collage projects this week and things are going well!

At the beginning of this project I mentioned that I would most likely make the aceos available to buy at the Restless Things shop however I have something coming up that I will need them for. Instead I have made enquiries about having A4 giclee prints made of them to sell and I have sent for some proofs today. All being well I will post details of sizes and costs within the next week.

Happy days!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007

An ACEO a day...Day Three

Am starting to feel slightly addicted to making these...

Monday, April 23, 2007

ACEO Challenge!

Well, I think we can safely say that I've been more than a little bit quiet these past couple of weeks...what can I say? My brain has been rather overloaded with ideas but with not enough time to execute them I have about ten gaziiilion unfinished projects or ideas just lodged at the back of my brain.

I've been thinking alot about 'drawing'. Having never been keen on the idea of drawing or keeping a sketchbook to log my ideas it has been tricky over the years to register where particular themes or ideas have originated from. My tendency is to work on individual scraps of found paper and then hide them away...most of the chronology is lost...especially as things are often broken down to become new pieces of work. Loosely, drawing for me is about constructing a landscape from found images, or deconstructing a current piece of work in order to create a new narrative. It's something I must motivate myself to do more of this year!

As a way to help my brain work through the ideas it has right get up to speed and also to get into the act of 'drawing' I have decided to create an ACEO collage a day for the next thirty days! Now there's a challenge. I have been wanting to start exploring the idea of the atc/aceo for a while now and I think making some small, impulsive one off pieces would be the key to kickstarting some bigger projects right now. But will I have the energy on a normal work day to complete one? Hmmmm...I have prepared all of my cards to work on and gathered piles of scraps of paper together to pull pieces from. Collage has been on my mind a great deal this past week...oh the joy of cutting paper! What a geek...

I will endeavor to post the results here - not necissarily daily - and make each aceo available in the Restless Things shop when complete.

Have a good evening!

Sunday, April 22, 2007


I'm still here...just having a l'il chill out time...some creative space...back in the studio tomorrow to work out some new ideas...

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

New work...untitled...

I spent most of yesterday in a bit of a grump...trying to make myself create when really my mind was unable to focus and come up with anything substantial.

I was really sad to hear about the departure of Lisa of Bird in the Hand and Stephanie of Little Birds from the blogging world as these are two of my daily MUST READ blogs that inspired me to get out there and create my own...things all move on in the end and these ladies will continue to create amazing art and crafts that surprise and inspire people without the aid of their blogs. I will miss these windows into their lives. Sometimes it's best to cut out those things that suck up to much of our precious time. For me, this means on a day off of work I spend the whole day in my pyjamas throwing ink all over myself...

Despite the sad vibes I somehow managed to create a small edition of 10 prints - see above. The piece is as yet untitled but conjures up images of growth and development and somehow feels quite positive in the midst of a grey day.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Quote of the weekend...

'Clutter proves your mind is on Higher Things.'

Taken from Stephanie Callman's 'First Person' article in this Sunday Telegraph's Stella Mag...reading those few words made me feel so much better...