Not waving

A weird sea picture with references to Gauguin and Stevie Smith
Not waving

I love this gloomy piece which evolved under my eyes. My visual memory was jerked by the beginnings of the hunched up figure and I found the image I recalled in a book about Gauguin (hero!) with a photo of a Peruvian mummy. I have always loved the poem by Stevie Smith  – hence the title.

Maybe all the horrifying stories of drownings in the Mediterranean influenced me as well. We can never know all the subconscious themes.

Image 10×8 inches (25.5×20 cm).

Kids’ Art Week!

Thank you, Carla, for another free Kids’ Art Week! (Last year’s lessons are still available here.)

I’m posting my efforts here this time:

a Dubuffet figure a la Carla Sonheim
after Dubuffet

 

after Hundertwasser a la Carla Sonheim
after Hundertwasser

 

Klee a la Carla Sonheim
after Klee

 

Motherwell a la Carla Sonheim
after Motherwell 1
after Motherwell

 

Picasso dog a la Carla Sonheim
after Picasso

Go, Picasso dog!

 

 

 

‘Brave’ surprises for the tutor!

Pip Harrison (my co-author on the fairy tales) and I went to a workshop led by Jane Moran at Pallant House (Plait-Weave-Play). Here are our creations.

a woven structure representing a lion mask
Lion in wait

 

a woven structure of a head which has morphed into a spider
Demented spider

 

Pip also made a ‘Useful Pot to Keep [very light] Things In’ – maybe dreams…

tub with corners woven from strips of paper
a Useful Pot