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
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.
… 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
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 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
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.
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.