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    Happy New Year to you all!

    December flew past, taken up with finishing my dissertation followed by a really relaxing family Christmas – it seems like ages since I last posted. But I have been busy creating!

    It’s become a habit over the last few years to use this workbook from Susannah Conway to review the passing year and look forward to the New Year, including choosing a word to represent the coming year. This year I chose ‘Emergence’ as my word and placed it in the mandala from the workbook.

    Emergence

    After I uploaded it, I just couldn’t resist pushing the invert button to see what happened. I’m not sure if I like it. What do you think?

    Emergence inverted

    A couple of days ago, I was inspired to create this large painting by these words from Leonard Cohen‘s song ‘Anthem’:

    “…There is a crack, a crack in everything
    That’s how the light gets in.”

    Light Crack

    Today, I couldn’t resist the call of a ball of yarn in my supply box. It was calling to be made into a doll. This is the result!

    Wound Up

    I devised this method of creating a doll from yarn last month when I was playing with a few scraps laying on my desk one evening. With the exception of the head, which was stuffed with a small ball of tissue to give it shape, the entire doll is made from wool wound round on itself. This is the original that I made last month.

    Yarn Doll

    They’re so simple to make, and have endless possibilities from a therapeutic point of view which I’m working on developing at the moment.

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    By on Tuesday January 6th, 2015 at 21:03 in Art Therapy, Artistic Ramblings, CED, Dolls - Comments Off on Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!

    I hope you all had as good a holiday as I did. I’m busy now catching up and getting ready for the new year! Part of my preparations included completing this free workbook from Susannah Conway. It really is my type of workbook with lots of space for drawing and doodling!

    Pot of Gold

    This is my response to her instruction to “Sketch out the shape of 2013 in an ideal world”.

    I haven’t had time to do any artwork since we got back from our family visits – but don’t worry – I’ll be playing very soon. I’m getting very bad withdrawal symptoms! Meantime let me wish you all a Very Happy New Year with this photo taken a few minutes from our house on our return.

    Happy New Year - North Yorkshire

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    By on Tuesday January 1st, 2013 at 09:00 in Artistic Ramblings - 2 Replies - Leave a Reply