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.
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
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
In my studio with my two Mewses. My happy place, playing with colour and line. Nasturtiums, water colour sketch of the day, M Noffke. Journal entry:Life is like a plant with a tangle of stems, all good, even although they are going all over the show - because life is messy like that; but it … Continue reading Art Studio
I feel out of sorts today. Not with my life or my creativity but with blogging. I think I am having a moment of questioning “what is blogging all about”? you have this too? don't you? One of my aims is to practice my craft of writing; to be a better word smith, so to … Continue reading Honestly Grumpy
As I mentioned last week (Ferry trip across Lake Kariba) in the evening the fishing boats began to make an appearance on Lake Kariba, one by one, little by little filling the whole lake with little twinkling lights in the dark, like diamonds on black velvet. The ferry droned on and drowned out the voices … Continue reading Kamari’s story
I am (from) of Scottish/Germanic origin. Creative hands crafting thread, leather, wood and paints. Wordsmith shaping poems, songs and stories. We love nature and are the salt of the earth While still dreaming of utopia. Ours is a deep knowing That we have purpose And a confidence in our Source, The Heavenly Creator. Photo by … Continue reading ‘I am from’ Poem
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.
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.
Flags by W.C. Armstrong and Morag Armstrong (Noffke) 1968 The days before pre-writing. I remember wanting to write before I had learned how. This didn't stop me; that's the black squiggles you can see. "Can you read what I wrote?" I would ask my dad and of course he would make up some deliciously wild … Continue reading To stay stuck or launch.