The workshop in Drumheller was loads of fun and very invigorating.
Everyone was so enthusiastic, open-minded and eager to really experiment and have fun. Our purpose was not so much to make a finished work of art, but rather to explore and gain ideas that might further evolve in our own art practices. We discussed my paintings in the TREX exhibition, and I took the group through some sensory-awareness exercises before we began playing with collage and drawing techniques. A very good spirit prevailed throughout the day.
Back to the city...
Cycling along the river early one morning last week, I saw an eagle on the ice. First time I'd ever looked down on an eagle rather than up at one. Its size sure puts those magpies in perspective, hey. Seems they're all having dead duck for breakfast.
Meanwhile in the studio I can't seem to find out what I'm doing or why. Too much repetition and not enough insight. Well, isn't that how most problems evolve? *laughs*
Should I kill it and sit myself down to breakfast? Or should I do a little colour inversion and let my spirit wander on an empty stomach?
The former option seems sweeter... but the latter may bear more nourishing fruit in the end.
And here we have a potentially useful thing:
... A focus button!