Extremely late post, due to late nights over last weekend/week, farewelling family, surviving the heat and to top it off a cold with a cracking cough....Hack hack..
So I'm still participating in Three Button's meme. I have missed last weeks suggested theme "This my is my creation.." as suggested by Betty the Geek and thought I'd combine it with this weeks theme for the meme "This is my ...Inner demon" as suggested by Drewzel
So heres my "This is...my creation", I was thinking my kids or one of my Interiors projects but decided to branch out of my comfort zone. I have had reservations about posting these pictures I have to admit!.
I basically until recently had quite a few creative outlets. I'd paint on silk, do life drawing classes, make cards and started on embroidery. So I have dug out of the coffers and poorly ironed some examples of the silk I used to paint...so these images are my work some as far back as 14 years ago! hence the, in my minds eye-outdated design and colours selected.
I did resume some painting when we moved to our current address in 2004 and was also asked by a friend to man a stand at the Craft show in that same year as a fill-in to demonstrate silk painting. However I was left feeling somewhat jaded by the whole process (paper crafts were huge then) and a little out-dated too. (There's that word again!)
I was also experiencing a lack of creativity and was sticking to the same theme's in my painting - flowers and leaves and not really exploring other design ideas or enjoying the results of my then stunted creative output. However I have been greatly inspired over the last five years in other ways, so my creative output may not reflect this statement, but it's going to explode soon...surely. I do have a couple of stretched silk canvases waiting for me, so there's potential for me to start back real soon....
So what's my Inner demon?....Oh we have many of those..the standard vices, chocolate, coffee, alcohol (Not so much these days) and in the olden days - cigarettes and of course insecurities..see above!
HOWEVER... there is one Inner demon I am learning to master...."Sleeplessness" - With my ability to stay up late and not listen to my inner voice (like now) that's saying "go to bed get some rest!"...
I must rest more....
I found this image called Sleeplessness on Flicker and thought it was appropriate:
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