A Date With More Art....How I'm creating A Muse A Day throughout December :: Here's a round up of 12 days!
On the 29th November, I woke in the early hours with Muse Insight. This happens to me alot and instead of lying there 'trying' to sleep, I'll will usually get up. On this night, I did and quietly tip-toed into the other room.
Here's what the Muse told me in those wee hours. Be inspired and channel one of us every day for December, we want to share this with you and give you some oomph to illustrate.
"Close your eyes and go wherever your Muse takes you".
This is how 'A Muse A Day' was born. This first one is called Eve and she appeared on 30th November, featuring Glastonbury Tor, which is where I tend to go when I want inspiration (either physically or in my mind's eye).
So for the past 12 days I have created a new one every day.
The practice of creating them every day.
If I was just creating art and writing every day that would be wonderful and it is part of my 2014 plan, however it's not the case right now as I have other commitments.
I'm a Careers Coach and an external assessor for my university and am often found filling my days with direct contact with students or sitting and marking personal statements. All stuff I love to do as well.
However, carving out time to create this has been quite wonderful. Whilst I'm doing this I'm also spending time working on commissions that I am honoured to be given.
I always sit quietly with my pad and pencil, often with soft music playing in the background and incense burning.
Sometimes I'll smudge to clear the energy of the day and declare my art space 'open'.
I will start by drawing the face shape, and then the eyes.
Sometimes I will be inspired by a photograph - I also have a vision book filled with inspirations for me.
Many times the phrase will be on my mind before I even draw the image.
I love playing with words and cutting them out from magazines, I create my own phrases.
So for instance, Day 2 Layla; "Where there is light, there is harmony" was inspired by a vision page I created. I was looking for how I symbolise 'harmony' and I realised it was through light.... clear, clean, light. Either artificial or sun. Lightness is where there is harmony. Where there is darkness, often harmony doesn't like to sit.
We sit by a candle and, we feel harmony
We lie under fairy lights, we feel harmony
We light a 10 night lights, we feel harmony.
This is where my inspiration came from on this day 2nd Day.
Here's the original illustration
When I create the initial sketch, I then fill with colour (ok sorry, if I'm stating the obvious!) I totally love this phase.
When I'm happy with the whole illustration and she's blessed with Reiki, I then scan her in and play with her in digital software to boost colours and add some mystery and magic.
I have only just started doing this in the past month or so but I so ADORE this phase too.
It's still all my work but just added sparkle and magic really makes my heart sing and I hope it does you to. Which do you prefer?
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I'd love to know what you think in the comments below.
Do you have a Muse Inspiration?
Till Next Week.