“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”
~Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator)
It’s good to play. Sometimes we get so caught up in life, in the frantic rush to get things done, that we often forget to take a little time out to just enjoy a bit of creative fun.
So with that in mind, I decided to make this week all about play.
|Conker set-up- the little bit of silver paper bounces light back up onto the conker and the colour chart helps me select my colours.|
I started with a little thank you gift for a friend. I enjoy painting conkers as they don’t take long to do, and yet they always evoke an emotional response from people. I recently broke a few botanical art rules by naming my conkers in the Law Library exhibition, but sometimes a little bit of humour goes a long way. I was amazed at how many people asked me for “Well Hung”.
|As for this one, well, it’s Veni, Vidi, Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered).|
Every time I hear about a new product or medium, my ears prick up. I have an insatiable curiosity to try them all out. Needless to say, my art cupboard is full of things that I have bought on an impulse, or rescued and kept. Two of the products that I have wanted to try out are Yupo and the Ampersand aquabords.