After weeks without rain, I planned a day of sketching outside for Part 3 for today…..BUT it began to rain in the morning and is still raining!
After checking social media and other trivia, I sketched the window and doodled for a while…
Then I watched some very interesting videos on YouTube of the artist/sculptor Kiki Smith from the USA. She is a compulsive artist who follows the path of her work and lets it flow without really setting any objectives first. I say compulsive because watching and listening to her she works from home – her living space is also where she finds inspiration, a peaceful space to work and be creative. She works in whatever medium suits her work – sculpture, photography, drawing, printing, fabrics, glass among many other mediums.
Checkout Tate Shots on Kiki Smith:
and Kiki Smith – Path:
This is an incredible example of letting your imagination and work leading you down a particular creative path. Her exhibition Path made me realise that there are no boundaries between drawing, textiles, sculpture, printing etc – the limit is you if you let it!
Then I read ‘The value of dreaming’ blog by Neal Musson on the OCA Student Blog and I felt that they were related in that he makes up a word – a creative space …. “dreamspace; The return to fabric and the things I haven’t made’.…… ‘To allow the creative mind to wander ambitiously without boundaries’….”
Not a bad morning exploring, drawing, listening and thinking whilst the rain continues to fall outside.