ufff... I haven't been here for a while. it's been a very busy year, many changes, big transitions and, I suppose, new insights. I bought a flat, got a studio, didn't have time for studio, lost the studio (I haven't lost the flat). I haven't been doing much art and i've been questioning the existence of this blog and my motivation to posting stuff on here.
but recently, with f going to nursery for couple of hours some days, I have started a process of turning my natural inclination towards drawing little faces into something tangible, and perhaps even something - sort of - useful. to cut long story short, I'm experimenting in making little brooches that people could pin on their coats and maybe relate to a little bit. I'll see where it takes me.
I uploaded some of them on my old abandoned etsy shop. they are little unique characters with made up names, and I'm thinking, it would be fun challenge to make special custom orders of babies or children that actually exist. if you're interested, give me a shout.
thanks for reading/looking!
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
Saturday, November 28, 2015
playdough spaghetti was a favourite, until garlic press broke.
playdough animals with eyes
ice plus small toys, plus food colouring
or no food colouring.
cheapo activity books ( this one with faces from "tiger" is the official winner)
just painting, in mum's sketchbook
some more painting
modelling clay looks best when it comes in bright colours, with no blacks or browns!
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
some photos to remember from the excellent event Child'sPlay organised by Maja Quille,in Basic Mountain space as part of Annuale 2015. small exhibition by fellow mothers/artists, super fun workshops for kids. F had a great time, so did i..
"Having a child made my way of working more efficient, being able to focus fully on particular piece in short bursts of time. There are some areas in my work that I try to keep seperate from my daughter, but that are still, naturally, influenced by this huge shift of priorities and dynamics of relationships that she causes every day. At other times I happily involve her in my work, and often quite literally. In the painting I'd like to submit for the exhibition I used her scribbling as background. I tried to keep to bright colour palette and child-like style while painting around her drawing, then I glued a deflated balloon with her scribbles onto it. I wouldn't call it a collaboration, I controlled her input in the end. Being only two years old she doesn't claim any ownership of her drawing, yet.
She is a huge influence; while watching her grow I'm trying to understand and capture her way of seeing things, and incorporate this experience in my work."
(unfortunately i don't have a good enough photo of two more artists' statements, i'll add them later if i can get hold of them)
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
the doll (lala) has been kicking around since christmas. she originally had beady eyes, button nose and loose hair. all of above had to be replaced due to being treated passionately by one toddler i know! the horsey is brand new, i really enjoyed working with felt first time so there might be more of this kind to come.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
some domestic scenes from this month. also, Flora (!) and I are going to be showing some "collaborative work" at Abi's and Susannah's event on Leithwalk this saturday. Giorgos will play some songs, there will be lot of other live music, pictures hanging from clothesline and homebrew. it is called "the line of best fit" and the exhibition will be on for a week. you're very welcome to come if you're about.