Oct06

Burn-Out

2016Article posted by Gilly

Well, I think September was the most exhausting month I’ve ever had to endure! I’m not sure how I managed to negotiate it and emerge at the other end. Certainly I was so worn out that for almost a week following I could do nothing but the essential house stuff and then to collapse into my armchair and read books! OK, some were art books and magazines which have filled my head with a kaleidoscope of new ideas, but mostly they were just the crime thrillers that I love, taking me away from everything into different countries and characters and the realms of fiction.

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Jun12

Time Definitely Has Wings!

2016Article posted by Gilly

I cannot believe it’s almost six months since I wrote my last ‘blog’! This year is just speeding past - what’s the saying: “Life is like a toilet roll. The nearer the end, the faster it goes!” Well, life is certainly galloping on at the moment. And it’s not as if I’ve done anything very much, nothing out of the ordinary, anyway. Which is why I haven’t had much to write about for this ‘blog’.

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Jan20

Out of the Doldrums

2016Article posted by Gilly

Yes, since my last ‘blog’ I spent several unhappy weeks really in the doldrums, particularly with my art. I just couldn’t be bothered. What was the point, anyway? I couldn’t find anything to interest me and was easily distracted from even the thought of plodding over to the Studio.

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Nov01

Drawing

2015Article posted by Gilly

As mentioned in my previous ‘blog’, drawing has been my main focus of late. So far I’ve completed five lovely, little nude sketches, just using graphite and charcoal pencils with white pastel highlights, and I’m rather pleased with the results. I’m particularly pleased that my proportions have been achieved correctly with very little erasing, and mostly with none.

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Sep04

An Opportunity

2015Article posted by Gilly

Sales are incredibly poor throughout the WA Art Scene. I’m not the only one who’s feeling the pinch, but it is very soul-destroying to enter exhibition after exhibition and not have one single sale. WASA, Ellenbrook, Wanneroo-Joondalup, Trigg, Pastel Society, Mazenod College - I’ve brought all my paintings home from each one. And although I know it’s due to the current economy and people avoiding spending on luxuries, it certainly rocks an artist’s confidence.

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