What else can I say but where has this year gone?
I've been very neglectful of my blog and have to admit, my social media time has been spent on Instagram and Pinterest. Please find me on both as flotsamfriends.
Anyway, what have I been up to and what have you been up to?
I took myself out of my comfort zone and started Open Studio in Sculpture at my local Tafe. This has been the most rewarding experience. Not only am I learning more as I have access to the most incredible teacher, but I'm now part of an art collective and have met some amazing women. We're only a small group of six and we move mountains. Our day in the studio is full-on. The part I like best is when we stop for lunch in the sun and talk about the latest exhibition we've seen or heard about. We also talk about each others latest work and help each other along. I feel I've really found my place creatively.
I thought I'd share with you today my first piece of sculpture. This flotsam I found up north over the Easter school holidays. The beach there isn't in a good way. This incredible, tangled sea sculpture has so many things woven within it. Seaweed, driftwood, black coral, sand, fishing line, vines. Who knows how long it tumbled along the sea bed until it was finally washed up to shore. My idea is 'protection'. I wanted to show it off and preserve it. I'm now in the process of finding a place to hang it in our tiny beach shack. I can't wait.
Let me know about your year so far? What have you been up to? Px