08 September 2011

My Creative Space - Through The Looking Glass

Have you ever woken with an idea that simply must be actioned? 
A thought or tune dancing in your mind that inspires you to create something brand new?

The following snippets are part of a little project that I'm working on inspired by Lewis Caroll's 'Alice In Wonderland'. The thing that I like about this type of project is that they seem to have a life of their own.
One thing leads to another without rhyme or reason and then before my eyes something new emerges.
There's no right or wrong, no timeline or expectation, simply a fun way to spend some time playing with colour and form. Just like Alice, I'm intrigued to find out what will reveal itself and where I will go.

I'm wondering, do you ever play creatively like this? Freeform, no rules or direction bounding your thinking?
If you would like to see some more creative 'players' there's a whole swag of them sharing over here...go on you know you want to!


24 comments:

  1. TexWisGirl said...
    how neat! i love that concept of a higher self guiding your creativity. :)

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  2. I love this! It's just gorgeous :) I had one of those moments yesterday too - suddenly I'm making brooches again (it's been a while!). Hope your inspiration keeps sparkling! Kx

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  3. This is stunning!

    I'd love to have the time to work like this, maybe in the future it will happen again!

    xo em

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  4. I hope your muse hangs around because I'm such a lover of all things Wonderland related and would like to see more, gorgeous images!

    Jem xXx

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  5. i've got many ideas floating and evolving in my mind and i often just don't seem to be able to find the time or peace of mind to let them happen.
    i love your drawing!

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  6. I've had those moments where something pops into my head and just demands to be created but would gladly welcome more of them. Your Alice creation is amazing, love the detail!

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  8. Neat project!

    You may be interested to know that Alice in Wonderland was originally written for his best friend's daughter Alice MacDonald. Her father George was a theologian and author of such works as "Lillith" and "Phantastes". Carroll (or Charles Dodgson by his real name) never intended it to be published, but the MacDonald's insisted.

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  9. That image is gorgeous!! Intrigued to know more behind the project?! I like black and white juxtaposed with colour - there's something magical about it xx

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  10. i love when that happens and inspiration strikes.
    that is looking so very beautiful and intriguing.
    looking forward to seeing what you create.

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  11. I can't wait to see what you create, it looks amazing already! I have recently been involved in a craft project at the Captain's school and I feel like I have just stirred some long dormant creative thoughts! x

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  12. I haven't had time to play like that for ages, but I'm loving what you're doing here Felicity. Loving it a lot!

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  13. I know what you mean Felicity. Starting from an idea and building upon it. i often find I make mistakes and then by letting the imagination leap around in how to solve it, i find something that works even better.

    Love the colours.

    xxx

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  14. Hey,
    I'd love to be more creative - and every time I make blocks with letters on (highly commercial) I feel I've sold a little of my creative soul! (but paid a couple more bills...)
    LOVE this work - the girl's face is simply beautiful (and no mean feat).
    fee x
    (ps you do make me chuckle...soreen is malt/fruit loaf! it speaks to me)

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  15. This is super gorgeous, Felicity - you've many talents x

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  16. I love that, when a project just sweeps you away with it. This piece is just beautiful! : ) Alisa

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  17. When I was a kid, my granny used to have piles of books with these kinds of illustrations..I devoured them with childlike wonder! Have a great day today, Felicity.

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  18. I love the colours you have chosen, it's looking terrific. I'd like to be swept away by the moment more. I know that when it happens it feel SO GOOD!

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  19. That is rather striking Felicity :)
    I have many ideas floating around but not enough hours in the day to execute them, though this style of creativity, of just letting oneself go and seeing it come to life is my favourite way of creating.

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  20. F!!! This is so cool and so different. What fun. Keep going girlfriend.

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  21. yes, yes, a million ti,mes yes. Listen to that inner voice, go forth and create. I love to do it to the spontaneity the freedom. xo Katherine
    P.S. new giveaway started today

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  22. Wow, that is looking amazing! And yes, I totally understand the urge to create. All the time. I wouldn't say that a higher being was guiding me (you know me, jury is out on such matters), but I think that we all have a desire to work with our hands and craft something but only some of us heed the call. Everyone is a creative, seeking spirit and it's lovely to have an outlet. x

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  23. I am so looking forward to seeing what you create.

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  24. Oh what delightfulness, Felicity. I am thrilled to see you creating again. And you know how much of a fan I am of Alice. Snap - again! J x

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