Friday, 9 January 2009

Getting in the mood

"My Sweetheart"

I have been getting ready for the next "date" on my calander Valentine's Day and thinking love, romance and rich red.

"Acknowledging our love"

I have been flitting between mixed media and jewellery this week and loving every minute, but I think I'll stick to the paper and illustrations this weekend and then get down to businessey things on Monday. I was about to pack all my papers and paint away this evening but I got a quick visit from Miss L with lovely new brushes, so I'll need to try them all out. Thanks Missy!

A few months ago my bo was unpacking the car having just finished refurbishing someone's kitchen and was making a pile of materials to take to get recycled, when I spied this meter piece of hardboard. I knew I could use it for something and asked him if he could saw it up for me into small squares and rectangles. So on Wednesday night I began transfering some of my recent sketch book pages onto them.

I have enjoyed working on this series so much that I am getting very little sleep. I just can't seem to switch off at the moment which is such a buzz. I am beginning to understand my creative cycle and just work with it. I seem to have a quiet time of doodling, designing and then playing, which is followed by an almost frenzied splurge of production. At the moment I am in the midst of a frenzie, and have a very messy studio to prove it!

My bo is always so understanding of how I work and has been so patient these last two weeks while I have been in hibernation covered in PVA and paint, so this evening I promised him my undivided attention. We have had lovely dinner and are now watching "The Puffy Chair", and I have sneeked a few minutes in blogland while he take Pablo out for a walk.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend x


LornaSmithStudio said...

Such a hive of industry! You go girl and love every minute of it. French papers and book have been ordered...just shout if you want anything else.
I need some quality time with my hubby too...he's feeling neglected!

KirstyFish said...

Nice to meet you :)

littlebird said...

love your creations.
The puffy chair looks interesting, let us know if it's good.

mushroommeadows said...

loveliness! i'm glad to see that you're so productive! :)

Lin said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Thought i'd pop in and check out yours - it's lovely :) And this piece is just delightful!

Sylvia C. said...

Hey Laura,

I love all of the mixed media you keep in your stash. I also love how you can see a treasure in the rough. That takes a true talent.

Thanks for your kindness at my blog. I am still not better yet.

But... it's great to have such a lovely (and artistic!) friend checking in on me!


Sylvia C.

knitsational said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Those earring are gorgeous!