And also, my shop is open!
Such good advice. I'm going to mull this post over. Putting myself into my work makes more sense than 'finding a style'
I love this entire post, makes much more sense for me. The idea of narrowing down a style just baffles me.
I had a dream about putting myself onto a canvas I actually put my right leg on it and sharpened my right hand fingers,reading this was like having my dream interpreted.
Thanks, that was very helpful ! Right now I think I'm going through this moment when I realize that when I draw, if it feels right and natural for me, withour overthinking or judging my work, it just works. And it surprises me !! PS : I absolutely love your Cornwall illustration, and the first one in your letter (the dream room) !
Your illustrations are so wonderful!
This was such an and interesting and lovely read. I love the idea of finding home in your work, it’s such a good way of describing how it feels.
Love to read your thoughts Anna ❤️ I am definitely not in a place that I can call home but your words resonate so much to what I feel, which I had never been able to put into words🙏 thank you!
You write so beautifully Anna, I always enjoy your pieces. It is hard not to have your things when you move around a lot. When people asked me how I survived moving so often, I would always say my things are my home, so it doesn’t matter where the walls are.
Style is such a contentious issue and I was so interested in your take on it. I agonised over style until one of my teachers said stop worrying, if you just draw your style will come through, try different ways of working and keep the most comfortable and it will all be a part of your style.
I find the work you do so hard when you are making up the image you are creating entirely. That takes another level of creativity. Just bought a lovely print, so some more of your art will be back in Castlemaine.
I so enjoyed reading this and loved hearing your thoughts on putting yourself in your work, Catherine
I loved reading about your inner world where your art lives, and you finding your home within your art. And the illustrations are so beautiful, taking me to different places... your colours are beyond beautiful, they have the language and power of their own. How do you choose colours, is it very intuitively or do you have a specific process? Would love to read more about it.