Life Before Pottery

Or Life B.P. – as I often call it

There was painting!

If you like what you see in this post, you can see more of my work here!
colourful abstract landscape painting

I am still team pottery all the way, but painting was my gateway drug to creativity!

What is your favourite creative medium to work in, if you have one?

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  1. It used to be words (lyrics, poems, and blogging), but over the last few years I’ve (surprisingly to me) shifted to visual art, painting in particular.

    I love your paintings, the one at the top in particular. The swatches of colour remind me a little bit of a Paul Klee painting I’ve been doing exercises from in my night class:

    Love your pottery too. There’s a gallery near me that has a lot ceramics and raku pottery on display, and I can definitely see the appeal.

    1. I can see what you mean with the Paul Klee paintings, thank you for sharing that with me and a bit about yourself too 🙏

  2. I guess my medium is font. I am trying to create a sub-genre of writing that highlights various lingual realities in otherwise subjective text. My goal is to create a writing style that invokes the mystery of Christianity but at the exact same time grounds it in reality. Thanks for asking! I love the art and the pottery <3

  3. Beautiful! I love how the bright colors interlock to form a larger picture. I’ve tried my hand at clay sculpture a few times, but for the most part, I come back to writing as my main creative medium.

  4. My gateway drug was poetry… always thought I couldn’t do art but loved it… worked as a model for years before I realised that you can *learn* drawing, it’s not just a natural talent, and started an Art Foundation course at the age of 50. Discovered ceramics… new addiction!

  5. It’s good to have multiple interests/mode – they will feed off of each other.
    All my creative time is currently (for the past x years) funneled into writing. On the rare occasions when I can pull myself away from the words, it’s music. I have a keyboard (self-taught), a guitar (self-taught again) a trumpet (I learned to play around 1966 or so), and a karaoke machine (although in the days when we could still be in physical stores, I didn’t need the machine to sing, much to my family’s embarrassment.)

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