Thursday, February 17, 2011

Community Ties

My blogging space may have been quite slack lately, but my creative space is still full steam ahead.  I am madly in love with my latest painting.  It doesn’t always feel like this when I finish a piece, but this is the feeling I am always chasing.  Knowing that it can feel this good is what pushes me along through all of the hard work.

"Community Ties"
Kylie Marie Stevens
encaustic, copper and twine on canvas
450 x 550mm

I am embarking on a new series exploring the concept of “Community", for me the copper balls represent the people within the community that are tied together with the twine that symbolises different strands or groups within our larger communities. 

Community Ties - detail

I’m hoping to do a piece soon on my involvement with the bloggy community, but I haven’t yet come up with a way to represent it.  What does community mean to you?  Do you feel a stronger connection with your physical/locality community or your online community?

I hope you are having a good Creative Space day… Pop on over here to join in the fun.

Friday, February 4, 2011

A Fresh Start

"A Fresh Start"
Kylie Marie Stevens
Encaustic on timber
240 x 290mm

I had a really creative day on Tuesday.  I started and finished a new encaustic and reworked two which I had previously thought of as duds...

This is one of the reworked duds, I didn’t have a title for it until this morning, but as soon as I thought of it I knew it was perfect...

I have called it “A Fresh Start”, it seems appropriate on so many levels to me at the moment… 

  • I hope that this beautiful sunshiny day is a fresh start for the weather in poor old battered Queensland 
  • I hope the fact that I have now blogged two days in a row is a fresh start for my slack start to blogging in 2011… 
  • We put our house on the market this week, as we are soon to make a fresh start in our beautiful purple tree house

Are you embarking on any fresh starts yourself?  I’d love to hear about them…

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New Work

Kylie Marie Stevens
Encaustic on canvas
400 x 500mm

No words today, just wanted to share and play along