This week, I take a lil look at Abstract Painting … something I tried for the first time recently; it took me totally out of my comfort zone, but ended up being Fantastically Freeing, and Massively Messy :)
On this lil episode, I talk about THE RANDOMNESS OF PAINT, how I found Abstract Painting to be INCREDIBLY LIBERATING and a lot of MESSY FUN.
Hope you like this one :)
This weeks Inspirational Quote goes to Bob Ross
JUST RELAX AND WATCH IT HAPPEN.“
– Bob Ross
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LINKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW
• Six Days Of Abstract Painting: 30 in 30 painting challenge, days 1 – 6 – My six Abstract Paintings and some of the things I learnt :)
• Leslie Saeta’s 30 in 30 painting challenge – This was the painting challenge I took part in, and it was so much fun. I highly recommend taking part in a future one, maybe we can paint along together next time :)
• How To Create Watercolour Splatter Effect – A lil video from Amy’s Art and Design YouTube channel, that looks simple but so much fun :)
• Royal Talens Van Gogh Oil Paints @ CurtisWard.com – These are the oil paints I talk about on the episode, beautiful tubes of goodness, and so inexpensive too :)
• TWITTER @SophieLawsonArt – Come say hello, I post stuff on here sometimes … not at the moment though lol
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“IT MADE ME FEEL LIKE A KID AGAIN,
IT WAS SO MUCH FUN … VERY LIBERATING AND FREEING.“
– Sophie Lawson
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Boo :) Time for another episode … this one was recorded down the park, and it’s storytime :) I share a short story I wrote the other night in bed, and a theory I’ve been thinking about to do with consciousness, death and how we could all be blobs of paint on a canvas :)
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In this lil episode I share some stories from my brief time throwing paint around, while trying Abstract Painting for the first time. As someone whose really only done pencil drawings before, this was a totally different experience … I found to be Fantastically Freeing, and Massively Messy :)
This week I talk about my first time floating in a float tank … one of the strangest experiences I’ve ever have. I recorded this one down the park, and just as I was finishing up, the episode got gate crashed by a bloke called Nick playing a guitar … so this one gets very random at the end :)
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This weeks lil podcast is all about Trees; I think everyone should get themselves a little tree friend, they’re like a pack of smarties … they always have the answers :) I talk about my wise Tree Friend, Lucid Dreaming and do a bit of sketching outside at Saltrum, before my lead runs out.
It’s that time of year again … when the sun comes out to play, so do the drawing pencils :) It’s time to start sketching people in public, something I was terrified to do at first, but it’s one of the most fun ways to improve, and loosen up, both your drawing, and the mind :)
On this episode I talk about Finding Focus … or at least I try to, it’s funny, this podcast is about focus, yet it’s the most unfocused one I’ve done yet lol Thoughts are everywhere, but hopefully you can find some bits of wisdom in here somewhere. I’m more talking to myself during this episode, about how I’m struggling to focus on my Art at the moment, ways I’m trying to create new habits and a little bit about discipline, plus there’s a bit of spirituality thrown in for good measure too; this is weird one :)
“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”