Friday, 20 March 2015

Feel The Fear

I am going to listen to 'Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway' this weekend. I really, really, REALLY need to get over my fear of approaching galleries. I have to start RINGING, as email introductions with pictures / links are just ignored .... well mine are anyway! Hopefully this book will give me some confidence to just start ringing round ................. you never know !?!?! 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

More Work Done On This One

I have been adding more to my artwork about women who experience flashbacks or nightmares after being in abusive relationships. You can see the video HERE where I describe what the painting is all about. I always used to feel that my abusive ex spouse was 'dead' inside - it was like there was no depth or felling within him. He was like an empty shell, and this is what inspired the cobweb part of the painting. As you can see the male is in the dominant position in the painting - it's like he still there in your flashbacks with the control over you - the woman is smaller, inferior.

I have fleshed out the colours more and the facial features. I am thinking about adding flames to the background to signify the living hell of being in an abusive relationship. I'm not sure about that yet though. Alternatively, I might add text to the picture. I still have many of the aggressive, threatening things my ex said sent me during a 3 year stalking and harassment campaign he carried out after I divorced him. Maybe some of that will find it's way in there. Anyway, plenty more to do on this yet. I will keep posting updates.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Show Your Work

Bought myself this new book this afternoon and haven't put it down yet! It grips you with great ideas right from the start. Will probably read it all in one sitting!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Spent The Weekend Making Beads

I got down to some hardcore bead making this weekend, starting on Friday. I have managed to get approximately 120 beads finished (well almost ... just waiting for the varnish to set on one last batch.) I do love making paper beads, but they are terribly time consuming; very labour intensive. However to see all those little 'jewels' when they are finished gives me tremendous satisfaction. You can find my range of beads for sale in my Etsy shop ArtBeatriceM . Here's me in the studio surrounded by the lovely beads all waiting to be varnished.