Monthly Archives: October 2014

Octobers quests and challenges!

Well it is October already and here are the challenges/prompts I am playing along with this month.

Pens

Pens at the ready

First up; get your pens at the ready for InkTober that co-insides nicely with The Big Draw. I will be taking on the challenge to draw daily for the next 31 days….

InkTober

InkTober

 

Second up is, Photo a Day with FatMumSlim I used to play along with this a couple of years back but I haven’t joined in for ages but this months list of prompts tickled my fancy. I am going to do a theme for the A – Z and it is going to be all art related!

Photo A Day - October

Photo A Day – October

You can see my daily photos and drawing over here…..

September round up!

#BloomTrueBootCamp came to an end but what an inspiring month of prompts. Although I didn’t quite keep up with my daily blog posts I have been playing along and taking it in. Sunday morning have become my play time & artists date. I have made a mess, painted over a cool drawing of a feather, used colours that I don’t usually use (green) and generally had fun.

September

I have slowed down, felt and listen to my art materials. Listened to the rough scrappy noise of the pen on the paper and the smooth feeling of my crayons, as they cover the paper in bright colours.

I finally got round to drawing a feather! Something that I have been wanting to do for ages, thank you Flora. I used on of my favourite techniques and that is no use my non-dominant hand and not to take the pen off the paper. I love how it makes you look harder at the object you are drawing but how the lines are so free and loose.

One of the prompts was ‘Collaborate’! Ha, well I had it in my mind that my 4-year-old nephew was going to help me out with that one but he had other ideas. He was more interested in running around the garden with his Dad. I did manage to draw around his hand and then he wanted me to draw a stegosaurus! I think this might be a WIP, so will post our collaboration at a later date. However, while in the garden I did get to create a flower Mandala for ‘Art Abandonment’. this is another thing that I have wanted to do for a while. My nephew looked at me as if I was a bit crazy, playing with granddad’s flowers!

Mandala

30 Days of Inspired Words -was an inspiration and has made me realise more that I am an artist and not a writer! However I loved Stacy’s words and they could apply to anyone who wants to be develop their own creative practice be it writing, painting or photography.

I would like to say a big thank you to both Flora and Stacy for an inspiring month.

Flora’s ‘Bloom true: the e-course’ stars on 13th October it ‘presents a groundbreaking and transformational approach to painting (and living) that celebrates intuition, connects body, mind and spirit and allows unique and expressive paintings to emerge naturally and authentically.’ (words from Flora’s website) Needless to say this ecourse is on my wish list.

Stacy next write group starts on NOVEMBER 1st – 30 DAYS OF CREATION MAGIC. ‘This month we will dive into the deep waters of lusty Scorpio to tap into our sensuality and pleasure. Combining our more intimate desires with the expanding and transformational ways of Sagittarius energy will bring us 30 days of Hell Yes through our writing. May cooler evenings around a fire bring out our most primal desires. I find the water/fire combination to be particularly powerful when it comes to creating magic.’ Stacy de la Rosa