This week I watched a fabulous documentary on Channel 4 - 'Fabulous Fashionistas'. If you haven't seen it yet I thoroughly recommend that you do. It tells the story of 6 women, with an average age of 80, who live the most authentic lives. I took the front end message to be that 'style keeps you young'. And there were some strong messages 'people notice what you wear more when your older' And hitting our screens in the midst of the fashion world's fashion weeks it had some powerful messages for the fashion industry. The strongest message was in the lives lived by the women. Every one of them authentic, with a zest and gratitude for the life they have. Definitely all living in the now. And definitely something worth a whole post of its own.
I'm continuing to enjoy texture art and focusing on the Paisley Pattern. I've completed another canvas and have been doing some drawing. I found a tutorial for Lace Skeleton Leaves at How Did You Make This. I'm thinking this will be a great way of putting together some Paisley pieces. And hope to be showing some of those off very soon. And popping over to Handmade Monday to see what all you other crafty folk have been up to.
I had intended to have a folio of work together by now and be well on my way to living that authentically fit and happy life. But life happens, there have been a few hiccups. And whilst we're still in the thick of it I am shifting focus. We do get more of what we focus on - and from here on in I intend to focus on the sugar.
My aim from here on in is to put more of my art out there, to use what I've got and to add texture.