In a new series of posts Art in the Park artists are going to be sharing some of the things which have been inspiring them recently and some of the sights and sounds getting them into a creative move. The first post of inspirations comes from our ceramicist Leyla Folwell.
I am seeing…… Must take this opportunity to say that TV is the ruination of society, throw it away – you will have better relationships. TED talks are my favorite research media at the moment. Check this video out!
I am reading…… Eat,Pray,Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. It s beautiful, reminded me of my time in India and it also reminded me to just ask the Universe for help instead of trying to do it all on your own. It works you know ; )
I am visiting…… I saw Grayson Perry exhibition at the British Museum. I really loved it, brilliant demonstration of what inspires and artist and how that can manifest. I enjoyed his playfulness, a pleasant release… I can be too intense about my topics for my work.
Very excited about seeing Picasso and David Hockney!
I am thinking about….. The Sketchbook Project
My chosen theme is Time & Distance, I am doing a journey from home on the 188 bus to the British Museum (a bit Perry inspired) it is studies of people and artifacts and photographic record of the roads. It s an exploration of reincarnated souls I think….
I am cooking…… Oh, I am not really I am living off soup, Cynthia’s rice & peas and Berroca vitamins! – I am usually better than this but just need things to warm up a bit so I can feel inspired again.
I am hearing…… My brother had a sort out in my parents roof and gave me my old cassette tapes – when I am driving I am enjoying the Scorpions and Judas Priest!!!! – I was a rebel lol!! As I type I am listening to Cat Stevens…. (retired rebel)
I am making…… Andrea http://www.artinthepark.co.uk/andrea-sinclair.html and I are making tiles for the Art in the Park bathroom. I love working with other artists, it gets lonely working on your own all the time…. ahhhhhh………… he he ; ) tough life!