I promised I would post photos showing how one of my paintings emerged over the Bloom True Art course I did in June. ‘Emerged’ is the perfect word. Flora Bowley teaches you to add layer upon layer of paint. Averaging two layers of paint a week, the painting s-l-o-w-l-y transforms before your eyes over 5 weeks.… Continue reading A painting in 12 stages
6 big things I learned from Flora Bowley’s art course
My 'Bloom True' art course has ended. (Sniff.) It ended almost two months ago actually but it had such a profound impact on me, I’ve been deliberating, cogitating and digesting ever since (hence no blog posts - my brain cells were having a 'moment'). Here are six big, brilliant things I learned from Flora Bowley: There are… Continue reading 6 big things I learned from Flora Bowley’s art course
Art: One day she just let go
I love this illustration by gapingvoid.com cartoonist Hugh MacCleod; it sums up perfectly what's going on for me right now: Flora Bowley’s art course is all about letting go - of expectations and preconceived ideas of what you can and cannot do. It’s a lesson in POSSIBILITY in art and life and I can’t get… Continue reading Art: One day she just let go
Art: Trusting and letting go
I am 11 days into Flora Bowley’s ‘Bloom True’ painting course and to say I am loving it would be an understatement! (Though ‘painting course’ is a bit misleading to be honest. It’s as much an approach to life as it is an approach to art.) We're working on two big canvases at the same time,… Continue reading Art: Trusting and letting go
Heading in a new direction: Joy!
I hinted in my last post that I may be about to take a new direction in life. It requires a bit of explaining and bizarrely, it all starts with a Salsa class… I have always wanted to dance. For years I watched Strictly Come Dancing and vowed to start dancing, but of course I… Continue reading Heading in a new direction: Joy!