So, I haven't posted here for a bit because I had a little break - it being the beginning of the summer holidays. Now my classroom is all ready for September, I can concentrate on my artwork.
A quick updated relating to the previous post - I have not heard from Wild in Art and have therefore assumed I have been unsuccessful on this occasion - but actually my summer has become quite busy, so it could be a blessing in disguise and I will definitely apply to more of these sculpture trails in the future.
Since I last posted, I have been busy gathering inspiration and new materials. I found Hobby Craft's pick and mix beads, which are ideal for me! I was able to pick just the ones I need and only a few of each for a reasonable price. I also ordered some smaller tiles because I have noticed how much more effective my mosaics are with a range of tile sizes.
The excitement of the arrival of my new tiles, plus the news that I have three artworks accepted for the Fareham Art Trail at the end of the month (YAY!) inspired me to create a new colour study - 'Blue Lagoon'. I sometimes find, when inspiration strikes, I can end up making mosaics in the strangest of places. This one was made sat on an exercise ball just inside the patio doors (The weather was interchangeable and I needed good light!). I am really pleased with the way I have managed to blend the colours. I have been studying other artist's work, such as Ariel Shoemaker and Sonia King to observe how they make the colour changes so smooth. It is actually a very tricky task but I am getting better and better at it! I have also explored with painting the background instead of grouting (A kind tip from Concetta Perot, who I emailed for advice when I was making my Red Fox - thanks Concetta, it really works!)
I should hear from Fareham Art Trail soon as to where my work will be exhibited and will post further
details about the exhibition once I have them. It has been a great start to the summer holidays and I am back on an inspiration high, so watch this space for more new pieces!
I have decided to start a blog for several reasons. To help me remember all the things that inspire me, to share these with others and to keep a record of everything that I am doing. I will update my blog regularly. Feel free to share and comment on posts!
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