It wasn’t all that long ago when I didn’t have the the self confidence to sit down and create anything I wanted to, let a lone post pictures and sell things. So what changed? Well it wasn’t over night that is for sure but my magpie tendencies helped quite a bit as i like collecting things and as i also have Womble tendencies have collected quite a few little bit and pieces over the years. I always take baggies and bags out with me on walks in the woods but do tend to come home with things I’ve picked up off the street. That I blame my grandad for, he was always picking up nails, screws and any other interesting things he found while out between home and the allotment, even taking the dog for a walk he would quite often come home and empty his pockets revealing the path he took through bits of metal, wood and when a pocket full of nails made an appearance we knew he’d gone past the building site in his way.
The past 12 months has been spent learning to love and accept everything about me including my creative style. Being a spiritual person I looked at it as though the universe had been giving me hints of what was possible by showing me these things I’ve found, suddenly the boxes of so called clutter and junk became my giant art box. All if the broken jewellery, bits of watches and other trinkets now has the possibility of gaining new life ready to be loved again.
The way I create is material led, I may sometimes have a rough plan when I step into my nest such as “jewellery for work” but most often it isn’t until I get in their that the pieces tell me what they need to be. I work the same with everything as I’ve accepted this is my creative style, I do what comes naturally without self judgment, creative acceptance is one if the greatest gifts I have given myself.
The dolls I am working on shows this the most right now and I have been known to stop half way through what I’m doing to do more work on them.
This is what I spent my day doing today, it wasn’t until I took out the dolls head that I knew the bones I had picked up last year were meant for her.
I would also like you to meet The Professor. He introduced himself to me while I was sorting out bones, more are planned