Goodness, I can't believe that I am a blogger, as of now. But can I tell you, it's rather exciting and I can't wait to share with you the journey of Artfolk, from my desire to inspire creativity in people's lives to actually building a creative community of 'folk' who engage in artistic practices with like minded others. The energy and atmosphere of a group of people focused on a creative project, enjoying the 'me time' away from life's demands, and discovering their innate craftiness is a great pleasure. Being able to teach others artistic skills, sharing knowledge and watching them blossom into confident makers who glow peace and pride is a privilege.
There are a range of Artfolk workshops offered throughout Brisbane, currently for both ceramics and drawing. Please take a look at the home page for details and watch this space for more to come. In the meantime, engage in 'artiness' by visiting a gallery or exhibition, sketching and doodling at coffee time, or simply taking notice of how you place a meal on a plate looking at colour and texture. I take time throughout my day to notice the details of what we mostly take for granted - the structures and colours of fruit and veggies, how materials drape, the effects of light on surfaces, the composition of space and scale on the street, and how I use my body, particularly my hands, to create my life. There is inspiration everywhere, once you become aware and take the time to pause and look.