Our own art camp

I have this dream of one day going to an art/crafts camp on the likes of Squam and the Makerie. While that dream doesn’t materialise in its exact (dreamed)  form, I thoroughly enjoyed the one life manifested for me! Our holiday at the cottage was just that. An art camp! We didn’t set off with that intention, but as the days passed they were more and more filled with art and creativity. We enjoyed the outdoors, cooked good food and made art. Lots of it. We spent 10 days in a beautiful location and surrounded by friends who promptly joined in in all the creative endeavours. Warren and Tim worked on a collaborative sculpture in which all of us had a chance to do some wood carving. Even the children. A few other sculpture projects came about too. I took my  watercolours and made an observational painting every day. At night we all did some oil painting, exploring colours with a technique in which you spread oil paint diluted in  linseed oil with kitchen paper. I even managed to throw in some crochet and kintting to the mix. I was so inspired and reinvigorated from our holiday that I want to carry on with the watercolours in my everyday routine. I just love watercolour journals and hope I can make it part of my life.

 

Warren chiseling away

 

The sculpture in its final location

 

Dawne’s hands working on her sculture

 

My painting on our last day

 

The painting and the view of what I was painting

 

Watercolours

 

The oil paintings

 

My third attempt to the Ishbel shawlette

 

Pillow case

 

Scrumptious peach and raspberries pie made by Warren

 

canoe trips

 

Treasures we found on our nature walk

 

Another treasure

 

Eu tenho esse sonho de um dia participar de uma colônia de férias de artes e artesanato tipo Squam e The Makerie. Enquanto o meu sonho não se materializa da forma exatamente como sonhei, eu vou curtindo o que a vida manifestou para mim! Nossas férias na cabana foram exatamente isso, uma colônia de férias artística. A gente não partiu com essa intenção, mas  a cada dia eles eram mais cheios de arte e criatividade. Nós curtimos a natureza, cozinhamos comida saudável e deliciosa, e fizemos muita arte. Nós passamos 10 dias, num lugar lindo de morrer e cercados de bons amigos que prontamente se juntaram as nossas aventuras criativas. Warren e Tim trabalharam numa escultura coletiva, na qual todos tivemos a oportunidade de entalhar um pouco. Até as crianças. Outras esculturas também foram criadas. Eu levei a minha aquarela e fiz uma pintura de observação por dia. A noite todos pintamos com óleo, explorando as cores com uma técnica que usa a tinta diluída em óleo de linhaça e a espalha no papel com papel toalha. Eu ainda consegui espremer um tricô e crochê nessa mistura criativa. Eu voltei tão renovada e inspirada pelas nossa férias que eu quero continuar com a aquarela na minha rotina diária. Eu amo os diários de aquarela e espero conseguir incorporá-los na minha vida.

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