This past weekend was HUGE and I'm totally exhausted.
It really made me see art from a different perspective, from a socio-cultural perspective.
I exhibited with four very different artists, both in style and personality and it became starkly obvious that artists are sensitive souls. Artists, I believe, combine passion, ability, spontaneity, honesty, a sense of adventure and above all themselves to create their art, and it requires a lot of courage and determination to back yourself.
Creativity requires faith. Faith in your work, faith in your vision, faith in your craft and faith in your creative process.
Over the weekend the five of us had some fabulous conversations about different creative arts and the holistic approach to creating. I just love that creative people don't only stick to one medium, we all dabble in a few. Spinning, crocheting, woodwork, knitting, collaging and photography all got a mention. The most interesting for me was the chat I had with Di about yarns and spinning. Di buys her fleece direct from the farmer, she tests the quality herself and then sends it off to be spun before she creates amazing garments. I learnt so much and just wish I wasn't studying so I could delve into some knitting and crocheting this weekend :(
Anyway, it was a slow Saturday with heavy rain but Sunday saw all the latte-drinking-poodle-walking-Balmainers come to the Watch House for a squizzy and each of us made some mulla and went home with a smile and encouragement.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported me this weekend, it truly lifted my spirits and made this creative journey a little sweeter.