I am starting a new series of work entitled
'The family' this work is a celebration of all those wonderful small details and everyday happenings of family life that I hold close to my heart. I have had this series in mind for a long time now but I was being sabotaged by so many unfinished projects sitting in my studio, I just couldn't get going on this idea. I have spent over a month working on and completing art work that still had meaning to me.
And I have finished all of them. It feels so good to be able to finish the old and start afresh with the new. There is something liberating about starting with a clean slate and pressing forward with new experiences, ideas and new pathways. Many pieces of my work have been waiting to be finished for over 3 years. I hadn't realised how much this work was preventing me from moving on to new work. I thought if I just made another quilt it would help me find my 'mojo' again but it just wasn't working.
Then one day I had a light bulb moment.
I can't work in my studio if my house is chaotic,
I can't sit down if my house in chaotic
and I finally realised I couldn't move on with my
art work until I had sorted out the chaos of
unfinished work that was building up.
I have got my 'mojo' back. I now have that motivation I have been seeking for so long. Who knew it would be such a simple answer just staring at me in my face.
In my new work I want to capture the essence of family life.
To capture the joy of children,
To capture exhilarating moments
Moments of desicion
Times of exploration
Special Relationships (yes I'm a twin!)
Capture times when family gets together
And those moments only shared between and parent and a child.