In response to a writing prompt: A personal mandala is about to unfold... Transforming mandala. As my life circles out, like centrifugal force in slow motion, from the center, where I originate from to where my life will end I see how my life becomes more abundant, with whatever I fill it with. The space … Continue reading Transforming mandala.
Margaretha Bertha van Riet (Margareet Armstrong) Wellwood Caldwell Armstrong. Also known as Joe in South Africa. As I mentioned in one of my last posts that my mother died last year October – 7th October to be exact. I am not going to tell you what an amazing person she was or how I miss … Continue reading How do we grieve?
Photo by Negative Space on Pexels.com May we have the freedom to choose, and the wisdom to know when to do what is required of us, or when to exert our freedom for then we are truly free from manipulation and immaturity. We are only free to choose when we can look at things from … Continue reading Freedom to choose and wisdom to know…
First image I created this mixed media image in 1981 (oil pastel, charcoal and conte’, and acrylics). I was unmarried at the time and was Morag Armstrong. The guide lines were to show the light and shadows on white objects and one dark object. The still life was set out: two white shells, one white … Continue reading We have the choice.
I wonder if you feel like this, from time to time, or is it just me? I have so many creative ideas exploding like popcorn in my head. I come up with them all at once and then can’t implement them all. I land up feeling frustrated. This is akin to creative constipation; creative ideas … Continue reading Creative Constipation.
Light and colour, colour burst, pastels, by Morag Noffke. I am enjoying playing with colour at the moment but I added a new challenge of using light. In this painting I explored a yearning that I have had: to paint light coming from behind the flowers from a light source, such as a window. I … Continue reading Light and colour, Art process and reflection.
The creative process is a delicate state, the balancing of imagination and logic. Preparing, percolating, playing, mulling, musing, waiting, wafting, wanting, incubating, inspiration, illumination. The creative process is not linear, Cannot be forced. Inspiration comes in a moment, a flash that ignites or emerges slowly like a dawning light. Either way you need to feed … Continue reading Poem: Fostering creativity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVI4wASoNcc This is some jazz that I was listening to while working in my studio for you to listen to. Rhythmic Colour Burst.Recently I picked up my chalk pastels and I enjoyed getting the feel of pastels once again. First I warmed up with Rhythmic Colour Burst. I was listening to jazz music, as I … Continue reading The art process: Colour Burst
My grateful heart receives abundant creativity, It springs from the Well of Living waters. For the abundance to be available we must open our heart to kindnesses awaiting to be bestowed. Of creativity I can only say it is a wellspring of its own refreshing participants both giver and receiver. It's springs be flooding, I … Continue reading May you be Creative!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4U3OcHxY1A Last week I wrote about reflection in I turned around And I saw my reflection In it I explain about reflecting on several issues such as a conversation, a dream or an action. Today I want to reflect on Trauma. What is trauma? First let’s consider what the opposite of trauma is. That would … Continue reading Trauma