Tuesday, 12 December 2017

ADVENT GIFT - Movement

BREEZY BUTTERFLY by Sea Dean - Now at artfinder.com/sea-dean

The gift of movement

What if you couldn’t move? What if you were a tree and you had to stay in the same place from birth to death. What if you couldn’t walk? What must it be like for veterans to loose a leg, or maybe both?  ... we are so lucky! Part of honouring our wounded is to glory in the freedom they have given up for us. 

Log off, Shut Down, Go Run!

No, it’s not necessary to run full out, but perhaps a little walk with a short trot occasionally to breathe the fresh air. It’s amazing how much just a little action can blow away the cobwebs. 

I always envy those that have a dog and are pretty much forced into a little exercise each day. So pretend you have a little dog standing by the door waiting with his leash in his mouth, and take him for a walk. Awwww!

Monday, 11 December 2017

ADVENT GIFT - Play

EVENING WAVES one Finger drawing by Sea Dean www.artfinder.com/sea-dean

WHO NEEDS BRUSHES WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR FINGERS

This was a post from cyber friend Marion Hedger in Provence. She does beautiful work, and also shares interesting subjects. I have finger painted and sold those paintings, and it mystifies me why I don't do more. I don't like the mess, but wearing disposable. surgical type gloves and working fast is the way to go, so you dont have to remove them till finished.

I call my digital work “One Finger Drawing”, so I suppose in a way that is a form of finger painting. It certainly feels much more playful than ordinary painting.

Go on, I dare you, roll up your sleeves and get your hands (fingers) dirty:)

Must do more!

And play is one of the reasons I love making sculptures. There is something about getting your hands dirty and using some muscle. I was pleased that Artfinder has placed my sculpture NEST FOR TWO in their small sculpture collection. https://www.artfinder.com/staff-picks/small-sculptures/?page=2#/!




Sunday, 10 December 2017

ADVENT GIFT - Mentorship


Mentorship is another gift that goes both ways. I love to inspire and teach and so mentoring is right down my alley. Although I’ve had many mentors and teachers in my art journey, Bob Ross was the angel that came to rescue me when I was at the lowest point in my life.

Call me tacky, but this bit of fun is what I want from Santa for Christmas, He would go in pride of place in my studio. Bob was responsible for getting me out of my depression after bereavement. I will be forever grateful to that afro mopped happy guy. His spirit lives on!

Bob Ross Bobble Head

PS They also have a Bob Ross chia pet, but I’m trying not to be greedy :)