Saturday, August 25, 2012

sketches . process







hello! 
there has been a lot of sorting in the new place and in my brain! a lot of picking up of what's crucial to my being/happiness and even more throwing away. some of the throwing away feels premature and like more of a wish to be in a free-er place than an actual way of being in a better place but i'm doing it anyway!
i've been trying to get a feel for where my work is at/can be at ~ it's been on the outer for a while and what i was doing before doesn't all seem relevant anymore. which is ok! the trick is to have a little time and somehow slip into a peaceful process rather than be overwhelmed by the panicky stuff of not knowing. you know the feeling? so, working on what felt comfortably familiar {camper at the bottom} and exploring new stuff in quick acrylic and pencil on paper sketches. 
a very good thing to come from the sorting/getting back into work so far: i realise now how much i had been ignoring my intuition, for however long ~ something i don't intend to let go of again! yah!
i hope your weekend has been a fun one!

13 comments:

julie @ tractorgirl said...

great stuff Belinda! Love the looseness of these sketches, and your lovely sense of space :) x

handmade romance said...

these are beautiful. i love their looseness too. physically throwing things away is such a great mental cleanse as well isn't it? knowing to listen to and hear your intuition is a wonderful thing. im always amazed at how accurate it is. all the best sorting and settling in to the new place x

annamaria said...

Great new work Belinda. I too love the looseness and flowing feel of the new sketches.The small shapes layered on top create a lovely flow-stop rythm, like a dance.xx

Kylie Hunt said...

Great post Belinda. I totally agree - it's that strange feeling of moving on and growing with your arts practice. I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see what comes out of this new experimental era for you :) Really loving the looseness too and so envious of its free style! Keep going :) Kx

inaluxe said...

Love your post Belinda -- sounds so positive, and full of promise. Change is such an exciting thing, although there can be that strange empty lost trapped feeling just before, I suppose even if those things exist (and they have for me) riding through it, and acknowledging it is the BEST remedy for the all too familiar. I do go on, don't I?! I guess what I'm saying is, it all sounds wonderful, and your work is so special, can't wait to see what comes next, in life, art, and the rest. xo K

ellie said...

I love these pieces.
Intuition is so quiet and softly spoken. It's a pity sometimes that it doesn't jump up louder as we all need to stop and take notice. I'm glad you are - it's good when you have time (either forced or chosen) to change things up and to notice your intuition again.

Here's to a wonderful week. Peace and love xx

lamina@do a bit said...

These are really lovely! Great to see you getting back into it all again! looking forward to seeing more gorgeous work :)

Francesca said...

love your work as ever. all the layering and texture, and your trademark bluey-greens. x

june at noon said...

Lovely to see your work again. It's all a process, my friend, and it sounds like you're doing the right thing!

Pink Ronnie said...

I love everything about these - the colours, the shapes and the textures...
Ronnie xo

barbarabeesblog said...

Hi Belinda, I like your new paintings, they seem to be much more authentic and fresh now. And I can totally relate to what you're saying about to find a new beginning and slip into the process - it's the same with me these days - as I moved in April a threw away so many things and still struggle to find myself and my way back to work again.
I think you're doing pretty well!
Love Barbara

Shelley Whiting said...

Your work is very soft and delicate. Beautiful and ethereal artwork.

Mike said...

Part of being a good artist is knowing when to trust yourself. If you keep asking people if something is good and look to them to define your art. You will never reach new levels of skill in creativity.

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