November 2015

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Finally I got to upload these sketches/postcards from last year. They are studies in simples lines and simple relationships between biomorphic shapes. I took one big piece of cut-out and broke it into smaller shapes and created a relationship between the pieces as well. They remind me of mobiles.

These are on water-colour postcards (6″ x 4″). They are studies but also finished works. If you want to give someone special a handmade card they carry a warm gentle energy. They are also super affordable and you can get them at my shop.


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Here is another edition of sketchbook shenanigans for you.

There are some collage pieces that become quite intriguing on their own when they are cut out of their context. They become unrecognizable as they are not part of an object they originally reperesnted. Sometime it is hard to combine them in a composition with other cut-outs. I have been tucking them away to do something with them later. The idea came to me a while back to play around with these collage pieces and explore their potential as a stand-alone piece/shape and extend them with very simple lines in simple compositions. It is a great exercise and a contrast to the concept of abundance and richness that underlies my work on canvas. It might give me some ideas for some canvas work but for now as I said, I am just playing.

By the way, if you remember I told you I was very hesitant about sharing my sketches publicly as they are like private thougths and it makes me feel vulnerable. To my sheer surprise, I got wonderful response for sharing them and an amazing supporter purchased one of the sketches. I was by no way thinking or prepared to sell these, firstly for the above reason and secondly I think of them as rough ideas and exercises and not finished works. It was a great encouragement to keep sharing, to push myself out of my comfort zone and not think too much about presenting what I think is the perfect side of my process.

And to end, I just came across this inspiring article on Brain Pickings on intuition and creative process from Pablo Picasso  on my twitter feed:

To know what you’re going to draw, you have to begin drawing.”

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first of sketchbook shenanigans

Just thought to start sharing some images from my sketchbook in a casual new series that I will be calling sketchbook shenanigans.

These are sketches, ideas, thoughts, diversions, distractions, plain fooling-around and the state of my mind in no particular order. It makes me very self-concious to share these with you; more so than my “finished” pieces. For those pieces I try to focus my attention on one direction and create continuity  but  my brain is more chaotic than that. Oh well! Now you know. For now take a peek and let’s see how I manage my self-conciousness. I can alway retract.

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