All posts tagged: reflection

Notions of aloneness

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inspiration / Nature

Found these while out walking – torn off their home in the strong winter gales – lying a little destitute on the road. A good contrast between the rugged surface of the road and the green, pointed needles with long shadows. A bit forlorn and lost – granted – a little peace for now lying flat on the ground, a little peace before the winds return and throw me about again… A small embroidery, perhaps […]

Sometimes life sucks…

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Thoughts to ponder

Sometimes life sucks, and sometimes life sucks big time – this is one of those sometimes… A change of path – not voluntarily – long proces – lots of emotion, but one of the consequences is that I need to take a break from my studies and concentrate on work to make a basic living. Relief and sadness – will try to illustrate these the coming weeks.

The abyss of being – 4. Sunday of Advent

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The seasons

So the fourth Sunday of Advent has arrived, and with this day also the holiday season for many. This was not a year of happy Christmas decorating for me – but one of the few things around is a huge purple advent wreath. The candles are so large that it has managed to burn almost all of December and turning into beautiful light sculptures. Contemplating this last year and looking at and into the individual […]

The view from my window

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The seasons

In my current daily sketchbook I often draw a quick sketch with coloured pencils of the view – this happens with my morning coffee in front of me. The seasons are changing from summer to autumn, and I want to follow the changes more closely, so here are a few examples of the always changing view:

My IP drawings have returned

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Introductory Project - NatureĀ“s Larder

My first drawings have returned from their UK trip, so thought I would take a fresh look on them and review the formative feedback again. My main impression is one of superficial work, so I wholeheartedly agree with the comments from my tutor, “lack of experimentation, exploration and investigation into your ideas”. Perhaps I am being harsh on myself, could a little patience be needed? – having just started out on a completely new adventure. […]

To think about…

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Thoughts to ponder

Something to think about from Max Beckmann; “The important thing is first of all to have a real love for the visible world that lies outside ourselves as well as to know the deep secret of what goes on within ourselves. For the visible world in combination with our inner selves provides the realm where we may seek infinitely for the individuality of our own souls.” Cited by Siri Hustvedt in “A woman looking at […]

Thoughts on the further work on IP

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Introductory Project - further work

It has been good to play this past month and look a bit more at a few select ideas, among these the algae forms and the meeting of lines. Would like to develop these more… To be inspired by other artists, to let them inform my work, to scrutinize, but not copying. My process this past month has settled into more concentrated experimenting time and then report and reflect a little later. Trying to note […]

Herbal leaves turning into algae – IP further work

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Introductory Project - further work / Introductory Project - NatureĀ“s Larder

A Sunday story of how herbal leaves from my pots outside turned into algae…— I thought I would try to outline a few different shapes and then experiment further with the shape I was most drawn to.—The two shapes at the bottom of the snapshot looked a little Christmas like and also a bit algae like so they caught my eye. CanĀ“t remember the name of the herb for now, but it tastes a little […]

Reflection over formative feedback IP

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Introductory Project - NatureĀ“s Larder / Process notes

I got some really useful feedback from my tutor on my first submission. Useful can both make you happy and want to hide in a corner. I have done a little of both. I come from a very structured learning environment, and so I have followed the brief very closely and have not strayed. I have tried to be descriptive and not experimential in my approach. The result is a tentative beginning with a good […]

Reflection on assessment- IP – NatureĀ“s Larder – M

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Introductory Project - NatureĀ“s Larder

A few notes and reflections on the assessment criteria for this course; I find that I have been around all the criteria, some are more familiar than others šŸ™‚ My presentation skills need to improve, I am currently learning to take better photoes and to edit them for blog use Also I look forward to be more comfortable with my blog theme, perhaps to be able to utilize the CSS possibilities more, so I better […]

Written analysis of IP – NatureĀ“s Larder – L

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Introductory Project - NatureĀ“s Larder

It took me a while to get started on the Introductory Project, party due to my day job with a lot of accounting deadlines coming up to July 1, but also my own process. The initial belief in start-up of this course, the new direction, the joy and enthusiasm was followed by doubt with regards to time, age and the possibility of happiness in learning. This dilemma has been staying with me for a while […]