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garden paintings, 2020

Just to let you know, I have added a page to my project pages on this website – for my garden paintings of earlier this year.

These mixed media drawings and paintings, looking close-in at very small growing things. They were made in my garden during the coronavirus lock-down here in Wales.

To put it simply, they are about drawing attention to ordinary things and opening up to momentary joys, and the feeling of being in love with the world.

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small joys project

I am happy to announce that I have built new pages here on my website, for my small joys project.

small joys project

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bottle tops and cardboard tubes

I’m showing you some prints I’ve made today in a joy-filled online session that I participated in this morning – with the community arts group that I help to run (https://gwendraethartslab.com/).

We worked with things from our rubbish bins – things like bottle tops and cardboard tubes, taking me back to the joy of being a small child and playing with colour, pattern and mark-making. I based my prints on the curled paper strips with the small joys that I’ve been working with over the last few days and weeks.

The session was led by the marvellous Roz Moreton, a local artist who it is just a priviledge to work with (https://rozmoreton.com/).

Roz shared a video as part of our session – its a very short snippet from a talk by Ken Robinson, speaking about making mistakes and creativity. I will also share it with you here, because its so important for all of us:

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studio workbench

works in progress on the bench – carrying on with watercolours, for my collaborative work with Suzie Ross – text transcribed from the small joys that I collected a few weeks ago from friends

a very lovely and simple one: “collecting blackberries this morning from a bridleway where I spotted a ripe patch yesterday”

the colour I used matched the blackberries, but that was by chance as I had already painted the paper before I read it

this time I’m putting the first marks down and Suzie will add to them – mindful that I need to leave enough space for a conversation!

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art reflection

shipping joy

An outline business plan?

What would that be like?

Why do I feel so happy?