Our autumn here is gentle and temperate, a wonderful relief from the hot summer days. Just as it is a time for summer leaves to fall and be incorporated into the soil again I have worked on two W.I.Ps that I started in summer. W.I.P. Sunflowers and Roses I took my time finding the correct … Continue reading Finished W.I.Ps
Layering: My Hands and Heart. Last time I mentioned that artists use layering. Today is just one example. This layering technique uses collage (pasting), painting, stencilling, and stamping and it is fun for all levels of compitence, even children could get involved. I find it important to fill my 'creative well' by experimenting with different … Continue reading The Artist’s Journey: the layering technique.
Crocheted cut off gloves, 2021, M Noffke.Crocheted cut off gloves, 2021, M Noffke. (Elliementalist Pattern) 1) Finished W.I.P: Cut off gloves This was actually my second crochet project. The idea was to practice the turns and create a product that is neat. My first product was a tea cosy which came out very wiggly. I … Continue reading W.I.P: Layering and Choice
I have three projects I want to showcase today. No 1 is finished while No 2 and 3 I am still busy with. (If you want to know what a W.I.P is have a look at W.I.P.s and vulnerability.) 1) Finished W.I.P. Oak leaf printing/painting. This one, I share with you, is part of the … Continue reading W.I.Ps: Printing, Dyeing, Crochet and Pastels.
Vulnerability I am sure you know what vulnerability feels like. It is an uncomfortable feeling and therefore most of us shy away from making ourselves vulnerable to others. Well I know I do. I am quite picky about who I reveal my vulnerability to. The funny thing is as a writer one does go out … Continue reading W.I.P.s and vulnerability.
Farm life. Have you experienced farm life? You can pick up some interesting stories. I grew up in a close rural community where there were both farmers and fishermen. We had a smallholding and, apart from having vegetables and fruit trees, we also had chickens and bees. So naturally I am more of an outdoors-nature-lover … Continue reading The cockerel and ground zero.
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
My monogram representing Morag Frances Noffke which was created last year with Ellie from Elliementallist. Do you know about the origins of your name? Have you thought about how you came to be here or who gave you your name? Yes I was a surprise baby. A happy surprise, I am told. My mother had … Continue reading Artist’s Journey: What’s in a name?
Are you artistic or creative? I believe you have that seed of creativity planted in your soul; we all have. How that seed grows and what it grows into is as diverse as each of our personalities. One thing I know is you need to feed and water it just like a plant otherwise it … Continue reading The Artist’s Journey: new beginnings.