Thursday, 8 November 2012

Making my mark.

When I work on new mask designs I do a lot of sitting and dreaming and a little scribbling in my sketch book. For me these small, doodlings just help to capture a feel of what is in my imaginings, they trap small details that I find can escape me too easily. But they are always fluid, I never try and make what I have drawn and I never try and draw exactly what I hope to make :)  I know what those rather vague little messy marks and  hasty notes are saying and they just lead me a little and nudge me when perhaps I feel a little lost .

 They may not be pretty but they are always the start of something new ;) So these are the scribblings for two of the three new pieces I am beginning.....

Two views of the Crow-Witch.  (the little Briar Rose piece just snuck in, nothing to do with the main mask)

Visions in Blue

And the The Storyteller? Well she is still only in my imagination, but very strong! She will call up images of birds of prey, wild windswept trees, leaves that hold visions and keys to mysteries. She will be all greens and golds mixed with the russets of autumn.

I am enjoying the companionship of these three very much :)


  1. glad that your are sharing more about your creative process:) and of course your sketches are pretty!

  2. Thank you dearest :) I really enjoy sharing these little insights, it's like thinking out loud and it helps me to keep focused. Often my mind is so full of designs and ideas it's too simple to just slip from one to another and lose my path. Eventually just getting lost and enticed by one mask to the next with little that is actually productive emerging. I'm too easily tempted ;)