"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion" Francis Bacon 1561-1626

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

A Lucky White Hart for 2014

Here’s to a New Creative Year of prints, drawings, paintings, books, 3D and more..

Four particularly lovely things to look forward to:
  • This month I start contributing to Beautiful Beasts, an art blog shared with my friend Sue.

  • I will be developing ideas for the Dragon Puppet.

  • More printmaking will be happening over at PrintDaily

  • And I am getting ideas, research and sketches together for an Indian inspired piece.

Four particularly lovely things from the past few days:

  • Seeing the truly inspiring Shunga Exhibition at the British Museum (which is, without a doubt, my favourite place). Sex and superb printmaking is a heady mix.

  • Dining delightfully on delicious Dim Sum in Chinatown.

  • Watching Small Town Murder Songs with the extraordinarily sublime soundtrack from Bruce Peninsula.

  • Watching Lucinda Williams performing Joy from quite a few years ago..sheer Joy.

And as it’s a time for resolutions I have a few art related ones; to get back to sketching, to get out to more different locations to sketch, to get the oils out and, finally, this year, to get a long overdue website up. I did make a start today.

It is going to be a busy year..



White Hart: reduction lino print with gilded leaves.  see printdaily

A sighting of a White Hart was considered a good omen by some.
Let it be so!

A Happy New Year to All!


Diana Studer said...

your blog looks different? New clothes for the new year?

sharp green pencil said...

You are so right Diana. It is even more different now. Needed a refresh to be a bit more like me!Its been the same for 6 years.. quite unbelievable!