By Joanna Gilbert
March 2, 2010
After a really busy January, February seemed quite chilled in a ‘hands on brushes’ kinda way.
I created a concept for Duncan Bannantyne and James Caan which will be shown to them in mid march – so expect some pics of my paintings shortly.
I also attended a great Art Workshop held by an amazing artist called Pip Seymour who taught me about various techniques I can use on my paintings to add more texture and life.
Exhibition wise - I am showcasing some of my work at the SEED ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ supper quiz for around 300 people to see. http://www.seed.uk.net/event.php?id_evt=182 Seed are a charity that aims to enthuse and educate Jewish families. They really loved my artwork and have offered me the chance to show off some of my other pieces.
My flyers and promotional material needed a rework and after overcoming artist writers block (finally!) I created a concept that is so simple it really kicked me in the face and made me realise how I over complicate things.
It is VERY limiting not having a smart phone and I have driven myself and hubby and friends mad choosing which phone to go for. After much deliberation I decided yesterday on the Sony Ericsson Xperia x10,then I did a complete ‘Jo-turn’ today and am now eyeing up the Nexus One (thanks to Monique for the recommendation).
My life is google, my mail is google and I am all ‘g’d up for it. Bring on April!
The ‘NOW!’ concept is taking shape and there are lots of ideas pouring in from war scenes to dice symbolising the gamble we take with everyday life.
If you have any ideas on what NOW! means to you, let me know so I can paint it!