Having just watched a programme on the BBC about painting I realised that for as long as I can remember I have loved being creative. A day without doing something creative makes me feel quite….. “jittery” and I don’t know what to do with myself . Most days I can’t wait to put on my computer and “get started” and sometimes I even wake up in the middle of the night with a “brilliant idea” for a picture (sadly never as good an idea when I fully wake up the next morning )
When travelling, I usually keep a small sketch pad and pencil in my handbag – I find that I doodle and sketch people when I am sitting around waiting for planes/trains. More often than not when I go on holiday I take my watercolour paints/pencils and will happily paint/sketch away for hours. I can get so engrossed with what I am doing I don’t realise that there are people behind me watching what I am creating and its only when I get a gentle tap on the shoulder (which usually makes me jump and squeal) that I come back to reality.
I have drawn, painted, thrown pots (not in anger), done embroidery and made dresses and soft furnishing, knitted, learned to crochet, and recently learned to work with glass …………. but I have to say that I love photography the most.
I feel that this medium is definitely for me and I can produce pictures that have a painterly feel without the mess, smell and frustration of working with oils/acrylics (don’t even get me started on the frustration of working with watercolours).
I have enjoyed learning how to push photography boundaries and this year I am going to offer workshops/tutorials demonstrating and teaching my style of textured images.
I believe everyone can be creative…… you just need a bit of inspiration.
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