Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Method in our madness


today was reunion day
10 weeks ago I ran an art course called 'method in my madness' as an effort to make some sense of the creative act of painting. It had to do with working in series and how to judge the progress in order to maintain a creative spirit.
Today we exchanged notes on how we have progressed since and showed examples of work and generally encouraged one another. 
All this mixed with lovely food, wine and streams of ideas.
The seven that could make it today were from the left, Christine Dunn, Hala Sabat, Sylvia Hassel, Mike West, Elizabeth Ellison, Sarah Stokes and Fran Elliott.
Such events are so good, to bolster confidence and stir the soul they work wonders.
Art is not a luxury, it is fundamental to life itself.