“A Beautiful Mess” A1 (65 x 91 cm) Alcohol ink on yupo paper. This song is me to a tee and believe Jason Mraz really had me in mind when he released it hehe. I wish I could post the full lyrics but not enough space as I like to ramble sorryyyy 😜 “You've got the best of both worlds
You're the kind of girl who can take down a man,
And lift him back up again
You are strong but you're needy,
Humble but you're greedy
Based on your body language,
Your shouted cursive I've been reading
You're style is quite selective,
Though your mind is rather reckless
Well I guess it just suggests
That this is just what happiness is
Hey, what a beautiful mess this is
It's like picking up trash in dresses” ....”Cause I like being submerged in your contradictions dear
Cause here we are, here we are
Although you were biased I love your advice
Your comebacks they're quick
And probably have to do with your insecurities”
Earth from space
Acrylic on wood paint pour
L I’ve been out and about sketching. It will be interesting to se how this develops into a painting back in the studio. #dianehaddonmooreart
Not sure what this series of collages are about or where they will lead, but I really enjoy doing them. The one (only) great advantage of having no audience is the total freedom to do whatever the hell you want.
Excited to be doing a journaling workshop with @young.bucks.studio tomorrow. As we guide participants to find their creativity, one myth I’d like to dispel is that of perfection. i.e. in order to create something that is ‘worthy’ (whatever that means) it must be perfect, tidy, polished. I know for myself when I try to strive for that, my work gets hesitant, cramped & forced. Perfectionism takes over when I am creating for an audience — & what they will think — rather than letting go & expressing what I see & how it makes me feel on canvas. And it’s not easy — to let go of the need to please others & be seen as perfect. This journal page is a case in point. I got so carried away with the enjoyment of script with a brush, that I made up my own word — hello dyslexia my old friend — and transposed a whole sentence. I was annoyed with myself as this was hardly going to be IG worthy. Then backed up. Wait, who am I doing this for? It’s MY art journal. So why don’t I emphasize the ‘mistake’ - splatter more ink over it. Let it be what it is. Let go of looking at what’s wrong, rather than what’s strong. I like it way more now....
Quite had some chance to use a room for me to focus on working with ease and silence. Thanks @alydonjohn for preparing this space for me! Appreciate it! 🖍️ I have something coming this year! Quite a secret yet but will soon be sharing it after all the preparations. #studioscenes
I have NEVER painted loose and abstract-y like this ever before in my entire LIFE. I don’t allow myself to be free, ever. I don’t trust the world, I barely trust myself—but here, see? I did it. Here is proof that I am capable of throwing caution to the wind in my little tea-cup sized art studio. What a revelation! This is just a detail shot of the whole piece, which I will show tomorrow. Ink on paper. You should see the glorious mess my hands are in. 🎨💋I see why you abstract artists do this. It’s great fun. .
Finished this acrylic piece tonight! This was the piece I had posted that started pretty abstract... ended up in happy (birch) tree sunrise territory. 😊Conceited Crowd, 12 x 16, acrylic and powdered tempera. I’ll post a few yummy close-ups tomorrow.
Mt Remarkable Memory 4
Oil and cold wax on paper
WIP , on the easel right now. Soon to be a wedding gift, I’m calling it “Happy in love “. Lots of work still to be done. Hopefully it will be ready before n cut month, 😂💝💐🌺❤️💙 Yes , it’s part of the 100 day project. Day 22 to be exact .
From one of my favorite poems by Mary Oliver
just be alive
on this fresh morning
in this broken world.
I beg of you,
do not walk by
to attend to this
rather ridiculous performance.
It could mean something.
It could mean everything.
It could be what Rilke meant, when he wrote: You must change your life.
“Yosemite 32”, 24 x 18 inches in my show at @granaryarts opening in 2 days!