This is about my journey in art.
For almost twelve years I have been a stay at home parent, working when time permitted on my small cottage craft business. Before then I worked in administration in retail and wholesale companies.
As my children are now older and becoming more independent, I have been considering returning to work but in a career that will nurture my creativity. To begin my journey, this year I have been attending a Visual Art Course part time called Create at NCAT. My thought process was that this course would give me the prospect of finding a pathway to be a working artist.
At the beginning, I felt overwhelmed with the whole learning process, as it had been a long time since I was at school. I now find my mind is continually churning out new ideas and I can find myself completely absorb in the process of creating.
I believe I have finally found my path after attending the Open Day at RMIT Brunswick. I talked to teachers and students in the Textile Design And Development course and looked at what they were making and I feel that is the way I want to travel.
I came away feeling positive about being able to incorporate all that I have learnt this year in Visual Art and combine that with my love of textiles to hopefully develop my own designs for a commercial market.
In the Digital Art class we have learnt the beginnings of Photoshop and I'm now starting to use Illustrator. At first I was unsure of how I would combine digital art with my studio art, but now that I have defined my career plan, I can understand the benefits of incorporating my art with these programs.
Pastel on black paper
(Idea from photo of a door in a Frankie mag)
My photo of trees while out riding
Using Photoshop a blend of the two images.
This image represents that by opening a door it can lead you out into the unknown.