I have been creating madly and planning the aesthetics of my site with reckless abandon and am really looking forward to the breath of fresh air that reconnecting with the viewing public provides. It is revitalising to get my artwork out there, see what appeals, spot trends, gather feedback and sprout adventurous new ideas.
Round one of my photoshoot of my exciting new range of children's word art woodblock prints, got underway today. These are close to my heart as a parent and a teacher as I am passionate about the love of literacy that they promote while at the same time igniting a challenge to the imagination. I am pleased as punch that my little son (almost 21 months now) is delighted by the vivid painted images and is already estactically discovering the letters that underpin their shape.
I have started this tributary of my Word Art journey inspired by his (and many other toddler's) favourite things - modes of transport - car, train, truck, sail boat, aeroplane, helicopter, rocket, tractor, bulldozer, digger - and have endeavoured to balance this with a small treasury of feminine fantasy for the girls - fairy, angel, princess, mermaid, unicorn...
Add into the mix a few artworks sparked by an illumination of life's simple pleasures... and I also have an artwork to comfort coffee lovers, tea enthusiasts, wine connoisseurs and those who revel in the bliss that only a deep, hot, long bath will deliver.
It is difficult to convey the satisfaction that each creation brings to me...
I am so pleased to be able to merge my love for painting and words into a visual treasure that I can share to encourage others to linger on language, be lifted by letters and motivated to push the limits of their own possibilities.
If, through my art, I can enable a person of any age to feel the fun in reading, grasp the power the vocabulary, wonder about words, celebrate and articulate their identity... then I am happy, aligned with my purpose and moving in the right direction.