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
... so long as I am being curious and asking the questions. So long as I am willing to learn and grow.
... we scrapped dying and inscribing designs on the eggs and decided to draw designs on instead. This was a delightful solution and pastime.
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