btfHome fire burning, By Morag Noffke.Photo by Ivan Bertolazzi on Pexels.com Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything in a couple of weeks. It seems like the usual thing is to apologize about but I don’t see anything wrong with taking a break if you need one. I guess if I … Continue reading Taking time for yourself.
Black and white pen sketch, 2015, Morag Noffke. Putting plans into actions Is much like sowing seeds My critical thoughts Attack my ideas Like birds pecking At seeds, Eating away at my own goodness. How many seeds are left to grow? If I want to see a harvest I need to to put up a … Continue reading Self-doubt
Daisy, 2015 pencil crayon by Morag Noffke I came into the world alone I stand firm Independent and strong Making my own choices They are my power I have roots That ground me And leaves That energize and restore me I hold my head of petals up To the Light I receive Its rays And … Continue reading Independent and Strong.
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.
Home fire burning, By Morag Noffke.African camp fire, by Morag Noffke I like winter: the rain, wind and thunderstorms; long dark evenings of the soul and icy cold morning starts... it's the incubation of my mind. Time for dreaming, time to hunker down* in front of the fire, with trusting companions, my dogs and I … Continue reading Winter Wonderings.
Wellwood Caldwell Armstrong, 1969Morag's drawing 1969This was the house we lived in, in Hout Bay, Western Cape. Clown by WC Armstrong, 1968Clown by Morag Armstrong 1968 As it is Father’s day I would like to wish all the fathers a very happy day. I hope you feel cherished. I was also thinking about my father. … Continue reading Fathers make an impact
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.
Photo by Ivan Bertolazzi on Pexels.comPhoto by cottonbro on Pexels.comPhoto by Kaboompics .com on Pexels.com BlessingMay we learn to think outside the box and trust that there is an abundance of ideas, possibilities and opportunities. I wrote this poem when I was 17 and although it is about my growth at that time I believe … Continue reading Stepping out the Box
Self-reflection requires you to shift the focus within. Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted - it is an intimate date with yourself. Paul TP Wong. Water colour sketch, abstract, by Morag Noffke I lashed out at someone in my mind. I was annoyed. I know I need to come back to my personal barometer. … Continue reading Poem: Self-reflection