ABOUT MY JOYFUL ART
And my cat ...
I have always had an interest in art. My mother is an accomplished painter and I have a special room of my own that has her paintings all around the walls!
I have no formal education or training in art, but somehow have always tended towards creativity.In my mid to late twenties I did a short course on paint techniques and effects, i.e. ragging rolling speckling marbling.
I then ended up painting murals in restaurants and night clubs.
I also did private homes, ragging walls and turning a wooden fireplace surround into what looked like marble.
When I was living in Israel I discovered air drying clay and started making wizards and dragons, I have read every book Terry Pratchett has written and also of course Lord of the Rings.
I still do wizards and dragons as I love forming shapes with my hands and fingers, it's very therapeutic!
During the pandemic I started doodling a lot and next thing I was using yoga poses to form words, I did each of my students's names and gave them to them as a gift, then I started with the words 'yoga' and 'namaste' and added in flowers. These were well loved and I put them on T -shirts. Next thing I was getting requests for cards, and poses etc.
A lot of what the cats do in the pics, my cat QT has done to me in the various poses :) She is a great inspiration!
The most important message I received, was the one about not having to be perfect! I think this is such a valuable lesson. I recently listened to a podcast with Julia Cameron and this message has been reinforced.
I am not creating perfect images, in fact that is not what I aim for. My intention is to have fun whilst I do it and hopefully you can enjoy the creativity as well.
Live love laugh and be happy!