|Finished page (though of course I might come back to it!)|
By work I mean the day job! In a way I am lucky as my day job does require some creativity – though not in a visual way. But when a lot of creative energy goes into the day job the result is that I have felt a bit ‘blocked’ and not inspired to get the sewing machine out.
So instead I have been doing a bit of gentle ‘sketchbook’ work. I have a major work in progress, inspired by a visit to Seville last year. Sitting in evening with the radio on and sketching or inking and using beautiful ‘ink tense’ pens, is a great way to keep creative and keep me going (it is my ambition to do something every day).
I find plain paper in clean sketch books a bit scary so am enjoying using an old recipe book, picked up in a charity shop, and have had some very fun evenings simply applying colour to the pages.
|Page was gessoed, then paintsticks used to add background. The 'hair combs' use inktense and gold mettalic ink|
|The background - ink splattered onto gessoed page.|