As I sit here preparing for a night in with a lovely drink and not much else to do for the weekend I realise I’m feeling really wonderful. I’m typing this post to be scheduled for 1st August 2020 and everything feels rather sweet. I’ve two new works available as Stand Yur Ground Neutralize Nepotism Today! and You’re Strong Be Warned which I finished in July 2020.
I create two new works each month and these have developed on from previous projects. My art practice works this way. I create at least two new finished works is the result of this method. As I have to create two works and not one new work I engage with my processes and techniques differently. If I were to create just one work then I might dither, fuss about, get distracted etc. and so because I have to create two works together I gain a difference level of momentum which generates better foundations for the works that follow the month after. As well as this aspect to my routine art practice I develop long term projects. It feels fantastic after all the trouble shooting I’ve had to do to get into the routine of creating finished works that I can ground the rest of what I’m doing on.
Then after months of gorgeous sunny weather, a true emblem of the winter months, a rainbow formed outside my window. God they’re stunning. They’re so vibrant and they illuminate in a way that I can barely understand. It’s like they’re radiating coloured energy. They look powerful to me. Whilst the #Coronabolona pandemic was droning on I actually did a little bit of personal investigation for the sake of my art practice. I’ve been fascinated with rainbows for years as you can see here in an older Album. It was great I simply looked at how rainbows seemed to be forming from my understanding compared with what I know in a scientific sense and these were the results.
Of course I’m also fascinated with nature and so organic materials like flowers for example are a study focus. Flowers display colours and are perceived differently by different animals which is because of the way light behaves. I often study inorganic materials as well which have formed naturally on earth. I took a quick stroll through the park on the way home and manged to snap these today.
Finally if you have time I would love it if you could have a look at my #lifestyleblog which is called The Labour Is The Maker and let me know what you think. Its title is based on a poem I wrote in February 2019 just before I moved home. I write the blog on a personal basis because I’ve received so much help from the work of others in managing my life in both its ups and downs. I found that information for free and I wanted to do the same for others but I simply wasn’t in a position to do so. That’s how I am by nature. I’m really quite annoying with the advantage point tit bits for getting on in life. Maybe it’s my background.