Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lifebook week 6 - Dreamboard

Here's my week 6 piece for Lifebook. It's supposed to be a self portrait, and is painted over a photocopy of a photo of me, but it has so many layers it's not me anymore.

The collage elements are to represent dreams or wishes. I included gardening/ growing veggies, the bunting is like the flags I make for craft fairs and represents creativity. The girl with the bike is about exercise and spending time outdoors, also freedom and maybe I will get my bike fixed and go for a ride! The pink cushion is about having a comfy home, and is a bit of a long shot as my house is always in chaos, I'm always saying I'll declutter, but it's easier said than done!

The composition is a bit of a muddle with all those collage elements, so I didn't worry about pushing it to a 'finished' state. This one was more about ideas for me.



I love the Mark Twain quote I recently came across and included - Worrying is like paying a debt you don't owe.

I'm trying to keep that in mind through the job hunting process... I've decided that sending off applications and getting knock backs is like chipping away at a sculpture, getting rid of the things that aren't right, to uncover the perfect role (hopefully!)

Here's a sneak peek at a painting for the group show I'm part of in April..... a vagabond!!


4 comments:

  1. The same thing happened to me with my self portrait! It doesn't look anything like me, but at least I know I'm in there somewhere. Love your symbolic collage and your meaningful page! The Mark Twain quote speaks to me as well! I've been job hunting on and off in the past 4 years since leaving my last permanent job in 2013. Since then I've had some temporary "nightmares" and countless job interviews. I must say, I'm jaded and disillusioned, but I'm still hoping that something suitable might come along. Best wishes to you, Kate! Hope your dreams come true!

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    1. Oh my goodness Zsuzsa, you are so resilient to keep going through 4 years of job hunting. I hope things fall into place for you too, in the meantime you're doing some wonderful art :)

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  2. Wow, Kate, you're work is really blooming! How exciting to watch. Hope employment finds you soon.

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    1. Thanks so much Carole, I'm really enjoying the course so far, it's great to get out of my way and get on with it!

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