Details of another work in progress
My first hand pinched cup made at @studioasobi
beautifully glazed in a turquoise blue like my favorite sea. Very happy to have Hui Wen and baby Tobie over this morning, people who have the same hearts and minds towards life, craft, working on home studio set ups, living a simple life making meaning in our own terms. Hearts full 💙
Sunny days spent painting sunny skies ☀️
From an idea to a reality. The bottom picture shows the pieces roughly put together, and the top the finished painting.
5/? As I continue to work on this series I find myself wondering how many pieces it will consist of. Will I run out of materials before I feel it is complete? Or will it come to a natural end?
Details of another work in progress. As I continue to work on this series I find myself falling even more in love with the natural lines created by the pieces of peeled paint forming the mountains. All of this just a happy accident from cleaning the layers of paint off of a spray shield at work.
Works in progress: peeled paint assembled on paper with washes of colour.
days 86 - 91 of #100tenminuteskies
☁️ sky shapes. it’s hard to believe i’m almost done with this inconspicuous project. & although i haven’t made a piece every single day, i’ve come to appreciate the sky even more (which i didn’t know was possible), and i’ve evolved my approach / original idea to something that makes me very happy, only discovered by not giving up ✨ #the100dayproject
Poppy seed heads I've had for a very long time, creating such great shadows :)
Experimenting with the changing English weather 🌦 happy results :)
0320 sleepless nights, diving in. 🌊
The other day my hands were filled with resin and I was stuck at my table. At 7pm he rushed home to cook dinner worried that I would be hungry. At 8pm I was still at my table making art, and asked if he could help cook the vegetables. By 9pm he was still waiting, I was finally firing the top a little and kept my art pieces aside ready for dinner. I am incredibly blessed to have someone so patient and supportive of my art making. Thank you @theyodellingwanker
Seascapes, this time diving deep.
Another sea world filled with Lyttle People.
Float under the night stars. 💫
Wild and free - 自由
Sea textures 🌊
Letting go of perfection, let chaos make beauty.
Yesterday night I saw pottery pieces by Sawada Masako and the energy in her fluid glazing, strokes and confident use of colours just made me stare for a long time. I am hardly a dynamic one, my art is always carefully drawn and each stroke inked with care. Perhaps so, I gravitates towards the kind of expressions with no inhibitions.
I came home and there was an energy within waiting to be released. There was an artwork with my girl drawn, crafted forms on beautiful watercolour background. All I wanted to do was destroy that. I took out the acrylic paint and painted over, layers of bold strokes unlike my character. The strokes are raw, splatters uncontrolled. Here’s another face of the sea when calmness disappears. Rolling waves and their intense energy. 🌊
Slow progress is still progress💪⏳
Holding the sea in my hands. Been missing the waters for way too long. 🌊
Drifting, is the word to describe my life for so many years. Drifting through, sometimes swept away by strong currents desperately trying to make sense of everything. Drifting on, going with the flow of unexpected currents. Nothing in my life had been planned for. Drifting till my sharp edges are even out, the frosty bits beginning to shine. In my lyttle shell, I am shining. 🌟
“The light is so beautiful now and I just want to draw. But there is so much work.” “Go draw, work can wait tonight.” My husband always know how important it is for me to draw. Maybe it also means late night today, sometimes drawing is like surfing. When the light is right, it’s just right and everything feels perfect. ✨
Taking my time on this one🎨
I hope you’re in for a magnificent weekend. Enjoy! 💙 This hoop is listed in my shop. Here you can see up close its beads and notions. Now I’ve started working on its mate!
He came up with the name for my new adventures in seascapes - Lyttle Sea. The past few weeks had been quite crazy at work. Sometimes I just want to dive into my happier place, often late nights till early mornings but as long if I can spend time drawing the sea, it always fills my heart with gold and serenity. The people in my shell is one third the size of my pinkie finger, with a 000 brush my hand shakes with every stroke. Each shell takes a few days to make, a real test of patience to set the resin aside and not overwork it. I sand down the shells, smoothern the edges and these processes reminded me of the jewelry making days back in Sydney. Azure blue skies, cerulean waters at Bronte and Coogee, carefree days of being 18. Everything has changed since then, except this heart that wants to spend everyday doing what I love. Or at least fight to clear all the work to have all the time for salt and light.
Sometimes the sea is a dark place, waiting for some light to pass through. ✨
With the sea in my heart, life is always filled with love and light. It’s always enough. 🌊
My sea glistens under the afternoon sun.
My girls seemed to be the happiest in waters 🌊
I often talked about the ocean and how I love it. We would’t put on repellant and sunscreen to enter the waters as the chemicals will cause coral bleaching. I continue to love beach combing as it brings me so much joy, but always mindful to not take any endangered shells or closed shells so that hermit crabs find their way home. I tell my kids to keep looking for these treasures on the sea, pick them, hold them, notice them and learn to respect them and take home a few not all. I understand the implications of food choices and can only marvel at how some friends can turn vegetarian to practice what they believe - stop animal cruelty and save the oceans. It’s hard for us to do so, I love having a full plate of mussels and enjoy the flavours. But we play our part in other ways by cutting down the use of plastic. The fact is as a modern consumer, every action we make even just using a piece of paper depletes resources somewhere. But Mother Earth had always suffices when we learn to respect it, take what we really needed. At the end of the day, you me and everyone else live life with such different practices and beliefs, it’s all about mindfulness, respect and having enough.
My ocean worlds and their beautiful sea girls 🧜♀️
我喜欢在海边捡贝壳，只带回open face寄居蟹无法在里头居住的这种。我常常觉得贝壳里隐藏着好多秘密。我不停地画，它让我拥有不同美丽的世界。此刻轻轻呵护我指间的这片海 🌊