So this week’s writing sagas is a day late, and the reasons, I’ve been busy working in other art forms and this week my youngest was very ill and I didn’t get a whole lot of sleep.
Today I reflect on how the various forms of art ripple in my everyday life.
I’ve been creating some collages, like the one above, to make into posters and cards to sell and fund raise for other projects.
When I make these I enter a zone – to find the combinations that work, as I want them to have a simplicity to them that invites you in, to dream and see the possible, but they have to have something intriguing you can think about as well.
I’ve just had the wonderful news that many of my photographs of Queensland are to be featured in a writer’s anthology, all the way through a book.
I have some writing going in too, but I am excited about the images to be included as I love books featuring images and graphics supporting the writing. (I have a collection of writing currently with Paulien Bats who is illustrating and designing a book with some of my photos as well).
I’ll let you know where you can purchase both books when they come out. I am as excited as when words are published and can’t wait to see how the designer has incorporated them into the book.
One of the images which may be featured is this, but others more abstract are also on the cards. But let’s wait and see.
This week I’ve been working hard on the craft of video editing. I’ve a piece well on the way, but it will be a while before I share it. I want to begin to make my editing more creative, fluid, more like the collages I do. I want to master the technology that is the programs!
For inspiration in all I do, I’ve been watching lots of biographies of musicians lately – Buffy Sainte- Marie and George Harrison. George Harrison was an intense searcher for the truth. He sought detachment from material things. I might not live my life the way he did, but I can see a lot of wisdom in some of his philosophy and his meditation practice was definitely a plus in his life, as was his friendship with Ravi Shankar.
Buffy is a person who travels across art forms in her quest for creativity. She paints, educates, creates, writes, plays and always looks for ways to create more understanding of First nations issues and rights. I love this quote from her and I like to think spoken and written expression can also ‘shine through.’
“In my own language, there is no word for art.”
Instead, they say, “It shines through him.
That is the mystery — the artist is a vehicle for the Creator. ”
Buffy Sainte- Marie
How would you describe how your writing is influenced by the other art forms?