20" x 15" Image, text collage and botanical portrait
Detail of painting
I had been collecting images of Agapantha flowers and I wanted to develop a portrait that was not the traditional image on a blank ground. I am trained as a botanical illustrator but I love to do mix media and collage work so I am developing a way to connect the two.
I have other images in my head similar in process and hope to be able to work on them on a regular basis.
I have been struggling to find time to be creative beyond my sewing and craft projects - not that I get them in that often either. I guess it is about finding balance between what I should do and and what I want to do. 'Gotta pay the bills' my left brain whines, but I essentially don't want to sell my soul to a worker bee life. So, my plan is to do something creative everyday. I have talked about this again and again with friends, family and in my journals but it never comes to fruition. I am tired of whining about it, so in the effort to celebrate life in general, I will be working towards a 'creative' life - the life I dream about, think about and have been too afraid to attempt. So, with that in mind, apologies for being away so long, I am back, ready to rock and roll with my art and will be sharing as often as possible. Thanks for hanging in there with me. Cheers.