With a few different studio projects in the making I find it easier to maintain the flow of ideas. If the ideas begin to run dry, I always come back to 

Art Journals

There are always journals, sketchbooks and bundles of paper around me to mop up ideas and catch what I call ‘butterflies’, the words & phrases, the splashes of color, emergency blotting or snippets of stuff that flitter through. These are idea seeds that, if not caught in book, will probably vanish forever. 

As I hop from page to page in no particular order and very little thought, I don’t look where I’m going and I don’t care how it looks. This is how the serendipity takes over and magics the elements together. This is how new ideas are born.

In time these become visual diaries that accidentally illustrate a season, derived from an unconscious channelling of ideas who appear from ‘nowhere’. 

In my studio now...

Twelvty 2018

a year full of color

Twelvty is a year long project, an in depth trip around the color wheel in 12 parts.

2018: year of the 3D color wheel.

words from Marianne Williamson

#tinyBookCollaboration

This Tiny Book is part of the #TinyBookCollective from Hope Fitzgerald over on Instagram.

Check out her posts to see more itsy weeny books like this, and find out how to take part.

 

Tiny Flip Through

Early stages of one of the paintings

#100layersbyMixy

This is a series of 5 paintings. Big paintings. On canvas (This is not what I usually make)

Every day, from 3rd April 2018, for 100 days I’m sharing on Instagram how the layers of paint, drawing and collage add up, amid the less tangible layers of my creative practice: the layers of ideas that show up along the way, the twists and turns of insight and inspiration.

Wanna see? catch the updates here: 

#100layersbyMixy

Layers of Layers

As I’m amassing these little time lapse video snippets for each painting, I’m compiling them into larger videos documenting the evolution of the paintings one at a time.

This is the first 3 1/2 hours of painting shrunk down to just 3 1/2 minutes.

Join up here for exclusive previews of these compilations before I release them to the rest of the world!

2018 Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project is a crowd-funded sketchbook museum and community space, open to everyone to participate in. 

If you find yourself in New York, you can see my sketchbook IRL, shelved at the address: 348.59-2 in the  Brooklyn Art Library .

If you’re in Atlanta or Chicago this summer catch the Sketchbook Project Tour.

There’s a digitized version to see on their site too, or you can watch this little flip through I filmed before I posted it off.

 

Meanwhile, my 2019 book is ready to go – watch this space!

2018 Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project is a crowd-funded sketchbook museum and community space, open to everyone to participate in. 

If you find yourself in New York, you can see my sketchbook IRL, shelved at the address: 348.59-2 in the  Brooklyn Art Library   

If you’re in Atlanta or Chicago this summer catch the Sketchbook Project Tour.

There’s a digitized version to see on their site too, or you can watch this little flip through I filmed before I posted it off.

My 2019 book is ready to go – watch this space!

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