Maybe it’s a throw back to school days, for me September has never lost that New-Beginning-y feel.
This bit of year where the edges of summer and fall meet up, crossover a little, shimmy back and forth for a week or two before chillier times set in for proper.
I love all the seasons, but I most enjoy the beginning part of each one.
All the first-in-a-long-whiles — the little things, the details — I revel in these. Now is the season of crunchy leaves, soup, socks, dark evenings with candlelight and blankets, all of it has novelty value for the first few weeks.
As the season turned I came to the end of my art journal that I played in through the summer, so last week – to coincide with the Equinox – I began this new book.
I also began I new way of documenting – by time lapse photo. I reckon by the end of this book I’ll have perfected the recording and editing, it’s a learning curve, which I’ll share with you here.
Here’s the makings of this first page: “Wandering Doodles”
I’m planning to put together a video showing the evolution of these pages.
From their kinda ugly beginnings based on indecision – paint – no, pen – no this colour – no, blobs not spirals, no -wait, ….
through the messy phase (phase!!)
The bits that look more complicated than they really are (maybe)
Over and over in layers
We’ll be able to see the bits that get obliterated along the way & the bits that keep shining through
doubtless we’ll be joined by some of the recurring creatures -like these cut out birds who keep flying back in…
I’m intrigued to watch the process from the outside too – let’s hope for a nice bright day at the weekend and I’ll see what I can conjure up!!
Have a wonderful weekend everylovelyone 😀
I’ll let the pictures tell the story for this week.
This week was full of colour.
Dabs and daubs.
Layer on layer on layer on layer on layer…
Eyes and spirals and circles and more…
Building up over and over and over and more and deeper and lusher and more.
That’s the sorta week it was.
Playing about with a bit of animation…
Last year of college I dabbled a bit in film and animation. Oh my giddy days – this is a thing of wondrous possibility!! Instant LOVE for having the dimensions of time and sound as possibilities In art.
So a year on I’m reintroducing it, re-remembering the skills and techniques, re inspiring some of the ideas.
Bear with, I’m rusty (and only played a little to begin) but it’s coming back to me. I plan to use these butterflies as my test film, see what else I can make them into. Watch this space!!