This next artwork is part of last year's collection of artworks which I did during working in the course Art of Individuation. I started it in 2017 but finally finished it during the course. This artwork which I made and named “The Garment” is not to be worn, but rather, symbolically to be taken off. … Continue reading The Garment and Entrapment
My Art of 2021 Butterfly Wings: Freedom
I want to clear up a possible misunderstanding: I did not run this course, Art of Individuation, I attended it. Although I have run art workshops in the past this was a course run by South Africans which was attended worldwide. It was an intense and in-depth course which covered a Jungian aspect called "individuation." … Continue reading My Art of 2021 Butterfly Wings: Freedom
What is art and can you call yourself an artist?
Many people ask: What is art? When I was studying art we spoke about high art and low art. I think it was a highbrow or snobbish way of thinking and people believed that only high art mattered. Low art included crafters and hobbyists. Even nowadays there are people who talk about insider art and … Continue reading What is art and can you call yourself an artist?
Feedback About My Course I am Attending: Part Two
For the first two weeks we explored our image we chose as our symbol. Mine, as you may recall, was the butterfly wings and the metamorphosis cycle. It was mostly using one's intellect in researching meaning, ontology and considering how it could speak to us. We also were given questions to consider about what we … Continue reading Feedback About My Course I am Attending: Part Two
The Artist’s Journey: Expanding the layering technique.
To recap from my post last week, when I layer I start with the lightest or luminous shades first to that the light shades glow through. Neon colours work well: Yellows give it a warm feel whereas light blues will give it a cooler affect. In this image below I have tried to depict how … Continue reading The Artist’s Journey: Expanding the layering technique.
W.I.P: Layering and Choice
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
W.I.P.s and vulnerability.
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.
Artist’s Journey: different ways of making marks.
Different ways of making marks by the same person. Different types of making marks can be achieved by using different types of art materials. In the first collection we see rubbings made by using leaves and bark that have given the patterns by rubbing wax crayon or pencil over the objects. This is typically an … Continue reading Artist’s Journey: different ways of making marks.
Artist’s Journey: What’s in a name?
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?
The Aspiring Artist’s Journey – Sketches
… fostering your creativity ... This is part of a series where I will display my various sketches from my journal. It is in response to people who have expressed a desire to become more creative in visual arts. We all have that seed of creativity planted in us and all we have to do … Continue reading The Aspiring Artist’s Journey – Sketches