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vase ladies

Day 4 of #28februaryflowers .
I drew a bunch of these vase ladies a while back, and even though I liked them, I thought there was something missing. So yesterday I decided to play around with them on the computer, creating a collage using one of my floral patterns. (I feel like my love of bright and bold 60s-70s patterns shines through in my design…). And I do think I found the “missing piece”!

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Tuesday night Jazz! Quick sketchbook practice

Tuesday night Jazz! Quick sketchbook practice -people and poses. And a glimpse of one of my current favourite charity shop finds, because who doesn’t love a granny square blanket? I sometimes stop to think about the amount of time and effort that someone would have put in to these sort of things, and considering how little I paid for it, I think its more like an adoption (but of someones project…) Anyway, I’m thrilled to be giving it a new and loving home.

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Creative slumps

Sometimes when I’m stuck, I pick up the “Wreck this journal” by Keri Smith. There is something rather nice about having someone else tell you what to create (but without any guidelines). I bought it a long time ago to try to help cure a creative slump. But I ended up owning it for a long time without even starting, it was just standing on the shelf untouched, like a testament to my lack of inspiration (and also to my tendency to compare myself and my creativity with others, as I had looked up online what others filled their journal with which also stopped me). But one day I picked it up and just started. And I guess that’s the most important thing about creativity and creating. To just get started!