I can't wait to welcome in the warmer weather again and ditch the coats and gloves. It started to warm up a couple of weeks back, which made me hopeful. But now its back to being cold again here in the South West of England :-(.
From time to time I like to give myself an art challenge in which I make something everyday for a month. It forces me to make time for art, which could be really hard at times. Especially because I work all day and I don't always have the energy or feel motivated or inspired to go into the studio.
So everyday in May, I will make a piece of artwork in my sketchbook-either a collage, mixed media painting, drawing, etc and then post it on my Instagram page. Once I have a few to show you, I will post them on my blog. At the end of the challenge, I will then hold a giveaway-details to come :-).
I'm calling it my-
May Mini Art Challenge
If you want more information on this challenge, check out my Instagram page.
I am exhibiting at The Co-operative Food in Swindon's Old Town, in their Cafe area. The artwork will be on display from now to the middle of May. Here are some photos of the pieces on display. If you are in the area, stop in and take a look. The cafe also sells some tasty coffee and snacks, I especially like their Mocha coffee.
Here is a look at what I've been up to lately-remember these hexagons? I wanted to build up some more interesting layers and textures so I collaged paper snowflakes as well as butterfly and daisy paper punches I made a while back. The letters were also painted white.
I then sprayed acrylic inks while they were laid flat on the table.
I hung them up on my wall and then added more acrylic ink spray and acrylic paints.
Here are some detail photos.
They still need more work but they are coming along nicely. I'm not sure if I'll be able to work on all six at the same time as they take up a lot of space so I will just have to work on sections at a time. I will post more photos as they develop.