There are an incredible variety of dahlia currently in bloom. My particular favourites are the loose spikey varieties. They remind of our trip to the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple in Japan where they grow and exibit the incredible range of chrysanthemums which began in 1883. https://images.app.goo.gl/4fQKAcWmbJmQwAjL7
The pencil studies below were drawn months ago with no preconceived idea of their future use...until today. Unsure what way the ink drawing will go but enjoyed the process of its beginnings. It strengthens my awareness of using a visual diary on a regular basis.
I have struggled lately with the lack of playfulness and joy that has become apparent in my art practice. My focus has been on the accuracy and result rather than the freedom and joy found in the process of creation. The excerpt from 'Lifelabs' below reminded me of the importance for my own art practice... Continue Reading →