Why we went to Canada in 2014 “I want to visit Canada,” Derek announced with a flash of inspiration. “But we have just done a 40 day trip up into Africa last year (2013),” I protested. Derek is much more of an adventurer than I am. I like my comforts and routines of home life … Continue reading Travels in Canada
Different ways of making marks by the same person. Different types of making marks can be achieved by using different types of art materials. In the first collection we see rubbings made by using leaves and bark that have given the patterns by rubbing wax crayon or pencil over the objects. This is typically an … Continue reading Artist’s Journey: different ways of making marks.
What is in making marks ? (sketching, drawing, painting and writing) Making marks is a collection of marks that we make making up an image or symbols in writing; it is the human way of recording thought, ideas and images. More personally it is how each individual writer or artist shows up on their page … Continue reading The Artist’s Journey: Our unique marks – mark making.
…little servings of thoughts coming to you… Dear friend, Figure means “Number,” like "what do you weigh?" Figure can mean "what shape is your body or figure?" And thirdly, figure can also mean “what do you figure it to mean?” In other words: analyzing and working it out in your head. There's figures and then … Continue reading Weight matters: what’s your figure like?
A section of taste/tastes collage by MFNoffke. Collage The origin of the word “Collage” is French and means to glue or paste; making up a two dimensional image usually on paper or material. When constructing a collage you could either spend a lot of time on an image or you could set yourself a quick … Continue reading Collage: Taste/Tastes
…little servings of thoughts coming to you… Dear friend, Have you ever explored your hunger? Journaling can be an effective way to get to the heart of the issue as it helps one become aware of your hunger (hungers): you can ask questions like: when do I get hungry, why, what does it feel like, … Continue reading Weight matters: journal thoughts about hunger.
Here are three example sections of collages I have done. What is a collage? Dictionary meaning: Collage (not to be confused with college) noun: collage; plural noun: collages a piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric on to a backing. Today’s prompt word: … Continue reading Collage Challenge: Taste/Tastes
Do you cook? Cooking can be creative, for sure. As an artist, this creativity drives and infuses my cooking and helps me keep on going with my weight loss journey. There is nothing worse than eating the same boring food over and over and this is where the creativity of different spices and herbs comes … Continue reading When Weight Matters meets the Artist’s Journey.
Playful Art. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”― Pablo Picasso Do you allow yourself to be playful? We often think it is unbecoming and childish for adults to be playful, yet I believe there is a little child that lives within our hearts who … Continue reading The Artist’s journey: Sun-Princess
…little servings of thoughts coming to you… Dear friend, Plan to eat well. Does planning come easily to you or do you struggle to make plans then set them into motion and stick to them? I am asking because every time I think of writing this post about planning to eat well (since last year) … Continue reading Weight Matters: How I Plan Ahead.