Hi Friends. Well, this most unusual and difficult year has come and gone. This project has also wrapped up for the year – and 52 art pieces were completed in 2020, one for each week – and the final 11 have left the studio, including this Octopus:
Octopuses are magical. They are intelligent, secretive, magnificent animals. They are full of wonder and awe, and we all need some of that in our world. So, I hope someone finds this piece of art, and enjoys it!
As for Found This Art? I must admit, it’s been a difficult year to keep the project going – very few people have reported finding the art, and my creative energy has waned at times. But a new year brings new things, so perhaps in the coming weeks, things will get rolling again. Until then, I wish all of you happiness and peace.
Hello everyone! Hope you are all doing ok as I know that times are still difficult for so many people. I just wanted to gives a quick update – I HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY!!! For some reason, the creative juices have been flowing again and the project is moving along nicely. Here’s a selection of art that has come from the studio over the past week or so – birds, trees, fried eggs, fish, and more!
And, as mentioned before, these pieces have been shipped all over the world – coffee shops in Wales, Cape Town, and Fiji will soon be receiving some art 🙂
I’ve been busy, but also finding a bit of time for some art. I decided to take a leap and include some artwork of people in my project. I have always been uncomfortable sketching, drawing, or painting people. To my eye they always look funny. The wrong proportions, off-kilter, or just weird. But I also know that we are our own worst critic. So, what the heck, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Here are a few from the studio, and these (along with a few other pieces) are on their way to a coffee shop in San Francisco! Safe Travels, Art!
Things are moving… As I wrote last week, things have shifted with Found This Art. And, in the mail right now are two packages, one heading to a coffee shop in Iceland and another to a place called Strauss, in Brisbane, Australia. How exciting! Stay tuned for more news once these packages travel to their destinations.
I had some fun over the holiday season, and prepared six pieces to share around the world, including ones featuring mountains, trees, birds, and trilobites. It’s the first edition of ‘from the studio’ for this year!
The craggy trees was inspired by an old painting in my parent’s house when I was growing up – I believe it was in my Father’s “den” (which was essentially a room with his slides, paperwork, a desk, and a bookshelf containing various interesting titles on all kinds of things, including ships, natural disasters, and field guides – you can never have enough field guides!). I recall a piece of art on his wall that depicted warped trees emerging from steep mountains. There is something amazing about the ways tree roots find their way among the rocks to the smallest patches of soil. They persist.
There’s also something special about birds on a wire. Sometimes when I drive home from the train station after work I can see a nice row of our feathered friends on the overhead wires. They are often pigeons, but I’ve also seen starlings there, and sometimes I can’t quite make out the species because the silhouettes just don’t provide enough clues. So, this wee painting of three birds can be whatever species you wish it to be.
So there you have it: Six pieces to start off 2020. Keep your eyes out, folks, you just might come across one of these when you are out on your own adventures. Let me know if you find one!