Well so far this year I’ve been very busy! With a whole host of things – but gratefully: art. Since November I’ve been occupied with Fun A Day Dundee – a collective art project that encourages people of all occupations and skills to get creative and have fun throughout January of every year. This has required a lot of my time as I organised this year solo, which helped me learn new skills, to realise how much fun organising an exhibition can be, to see how brilliant and helpful participants were in realising the final exhibition (big thanks again to everyone who helped), and to meet new and brilliant creative folks of Dundee. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process, and with Fun A Day Dundee being so successful this year, plans will be underway shortly for Fun A Day Dundee 2018! Watch this space… I’m currently focusing on drawings & feather/bird work, as well as taking commissions for pencil sketches of animals. Very animal orientated at the moment! I also have more art workshops lined up throughout the year, which I believe will encourage me to get creative outside again.
Acrylic and ink on glass.
(Photography from phone)
Top left below: Gift from Marilyn Rattray/Fractured & top right below: Gift from David Kendall/Last of the Christmas tree
On Monday 27th Feb, I was invited along to the February Newtyle Church Guild meeting for an art workshop on Joy. I had a lovely time, thank you to everyone there! It was great to see the hidden talents and beautiful ideas expressed through drawing and painting. We did a touch of portraiture, and freehand drawing on the idea of hope, happiness, and fun, painting on wooden pendants, paper, and a collaborative board, while discussing art.