Hello! Lovely to see you! Here you will find random posts about living a creative life in country Australia. I am an illustrator. I create, take photos, faff, collect, teach. Watercolour, collage, colour, cheese, travel and dreaming are my faves. And Turkish delight. And cushions. And gardening. And op-shops...

Monday, 8 December 2014

PHOTOGRAPHY,COLLAGE,ILLUSTRATION AND ALPHABET ART a month of creativity for @fatmumslim #photoaday challenge

PHOTOGRAPHY,COLLAGE,ILLUSTRATION AND ALPHABET ART 
a month of creativity for @fatmumslim #photoaday challenge

To assist my creative juices,prevent them from stagnating and turning rancid,festering away...or perhaps because life is not busy enough(!)...or maybe just the connection with other creative people...or all three reasons, I partake in a photo challenge. It is extremely well known,famous even...the 

Everyday, throughout each month,there is a word prompt...and for October 2014 just to mix it up a bit,we had all the letters of the alphabet, then numbers 1-5.

On the first day of the prompt, I posted a picture of some apples, with a cork scrabble tile with A on it. I really did not think anymore of it. But then a few people wrote comments about a month of art and photography...and my mind raced...I got a bit excited, and thought..WHY NOT!

Truthfully,it was MADNESS. I was in the middle of prepping for an exhibition.I had lots of other commitments and commissions.Then I realised that I  already had lots of pictures that I could use.Of course,I would still have to style the shots with these,get props and spend time tweaking and then photographing them. And I would have to do some letters especially.So I wrote a list up of the alphabet and then played art match ups,saw the gaps,and where I would need to make something entirely new.I scribbled down ideas for possible artworks.

A little lightbulb went off...what a sweet marriage between my loves of photography art and making, and styling up shots.

And guess what? Rather than being a chore, it became a terrifically enjoyable, but still challenging task. I lay in bed coming up with ideas, and got all fizzy with possibilities.  

Then again, life is relentless, kids get sick, so do their parents, life is SUPER busy, and some days produced better work than others, some were weak in execution and I would do them differently now. But I am not telling which these were! But overall,it came together nicely. And I did it...for the first time, a photo every single day of the challenge.

So..here is the first batch of these,from A to G.Next batch,in next blog.Stay tuned!   

A IS FOR APPLES

B IS FOR BLOSSOMS, BEAUTIFUL

C IS FOR COLLAGED CACTUS

D IS FOR DREAMING

E IS FOR EGGS

F IS FOR FEATHERS FORAGED AND FOUND

G IS FOR GUMNUTS, GUMLEAVES AND GREEN