This Saturday afternoon I joined the Darwin drawing club at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
We could sit anywhere and just draw what we’d like.
I sat in front of strange creatures created by Aboriginal artists from recycled materials. They are made of cloths, dry hay and woollen thread tied all around. Now, forgive me, I forgot to write down the name of the artists. I will update at my next visit.
Drawing amongst art and other fellow artists was a lovely experience I need to do more of…
And I shall take a picture of the original pieces… They all have their own personality and presence.
This other piece was inspired by a large suspended object made of natural material, made and used by Aboriginal people to catch fish. I tried to capture the idea;)
Art wise, I haven’t had projects for a while. I just have been doing things without much direction it seems.
I sense a new vitality coming from the latest Misty Mawn Make/do/art workshop so far, some collage, stencil making and even natural paint brush…
For this collage, I wanted some meaning. A way of remembering my own wisdoms, the things that are good for me. The things that seem easy, and yet they get forgotten. Somehow Life has to slow down a bit. And I am actually allowed to enjoy it. Yes!
I have been very quiet lately. I can’t keep up it seems.
A long week end in Bali was the most nurturing experience. And the most needed.
My favourite thing was to see everywhere their daily rituals, actually every morning and evening. Little holders, made of palm leaves waived together, of offerings are simply everywhere. This Balinese Hinduism ritual, which get created in the early morning hours and replaced for the evening is to appease the Gods. You’ll find them everywhere, some intact, some rolled over. No offence here!
The rice fields have been a source of fascination. Totally new to my psyche! I couldn’t get enough of them.
And some inspired drawing and journaling. Bliss.
Can’t wait to return!
You’ve heard me more than once talking about Brené Brown. She has her fourth book out and I am slowly getting into it.
She is currently offering a free course called the Anatomy of Trust. Check this out at Courage works.