A short note to my writing group: On seeing this painting, Iona Landscape: Rocks by Samuel J Peploe I could write about visiting Iona 25 years ago; of receiving a book written in the 1800s and passed down to me, from my Scottish Aunt about Iona history; about the fact that my grandmother was a … Continue reading The Conversation (inspired by the painting Iona Landscape: Rocks by Samuel J Peploe)
https://churchwritinggroup.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/gwen_john_a_corner_of_the_artists_room_in_paris_cardiff.jpg Painting by Gwen John, a corner of the artists room in Paris. A Postcard Stirs up Fond Memories. (This was first written for the my group of writing friends in response to the prompt of the painting by Gwen John , A corner of the artist's room in Paris.) The image of the empty … Continue reading A Postcard Stirs up Fond Memories.
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.
by M Noffkeby M Noffkeby M NoffkeSubject: Your Inner Eden, oxide and egg tempera, by Morag Noffke What feeds your soul? There are many things that feed our souls and in my case I am specifically thinking of creativity. I hunger after creative processes. My innermost part yearns to create and find new forms of … Continue reading Feeding your soul.
Stellenbosch winelands, Western Cape, South Africa. Chalk pastels, by Morag Noffke. Stellenbosch, winelands, cropped, by Morag Noffke. There is nothing better than to visit the winelands in the Western Cape of South Africa, on holiday or on a Sunday, and to enjoy the beauty of the rural setting. Of course there is wine tasting, cheese … Continue reading Lock-down Memories: Pastel Winelands.
Discover your restorative 'treatment' What have you experienced that has depleted your energy? Maybe you organized an important event or used up all your energy on a project at work or had major surgery. Did you find something restorative to do to re-energize you? I discovered that art can be a refreshing activity if … Continue reading Your energy depleted after challenges…
The table before and after. Sitting outside at my table. Before I tell you about my creative process I want to tell you about our habit of sitting outside. I like sitting outside; either alone or with Derek, my husband, or with family or friends. We experience mild weather here most of the year … Continue reading Do you know how I painted my garden table?