Change, like autumn leaves come raining down on me. Leaves changing in colour responding to Season's challenge. My thoughts on challenges and change in my life. We face change from the minute we are birthed into this world. At first we aren’t aware of what or how change affects us but by the time we … Continue reading Change is All Around Us
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
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
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?
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
I am almost half way with the course I am attending: Art of individuation. It is a very stimulating and thought provoking course and is based on the psychologist: Carl Jung’s theories. It incorporates art as well, so it is a trans-disciplinary course. Along the way we learn words like trans-disciplinary, post-modernity, hyper-modernity and the … Continue reading Feedback About my Course I am Attending.
This post is my attempt at creating balance and harmony in the way I live. Some people refer to the state of creating balance as “a balancing act,” I myself have used this term but I don’t like it as it is far from an act for me. I don’t really think that “acting” gets … Continue reading Balance and Harmony
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.
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