All the Little Things — sketchbook

Creativity

Posted by Julia Ogden on

Hello Everyone, How are things? It is a hard slog lockdown three isn't it? I was thinking about what has helped me stay a bit robust during this time and it is definitely these three things: 1) self care; yoga, being mindful of getting early nights and eating well 2) nature; as many walks as possible 3) creativity. I was asked to do a talk about creativity by the incredible Hannah Anstee, for a women's circle and I thought I would share some thoughts and tips on here. Before we even start to create there are barriers; my biggest one...

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Winter walks and sketches

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Like most people in my home town of Hebden Bridge I have been enjoying the snow. The valley looks so beautiful under white blankets and an array of blues. On wintery walks I have been taking lots of photographs and just started getting into a routine of choosing one everyday to draw; blocking in the shadows with watercolour to be sketched on later. It has felt a lovely process and the drawings have been quite free and feel less overworked.. Can you tell I fell in love with the Texel sheep? A lot of these drawings are from a lovely...

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100 day project..a selection

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So after doing the March Meet the Maker challenge on Instagram, I thought I would have a break, but it is funny how you get into a routine of posting! I then saw the 100 day project in which people pledge to be creative every day for 100 days. This idea felt a little overwhelming but I thought about what creative things I really wanted to do but knew I often push to the side. Here was the perfect opportunity to give myself not only a little friendly pressure but also the permission to make art just to be creative. So...

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