I've been thinking lately about throwing myself into a new art project. It's been skirting around the edges of my mind lately- I knew that I wanted to create, but I just didn't know what. Photography? Printmaking? Watercolours? Maybe this was partly responsible for my fidgettyness lately. Anyway, I'd been scouring Pinterest for something to pop out and hit me with that spark of inspiration when I finally, finally got it last night.
I've always admired the work created by Lauren Gray from The Haunted Hollow Tree. Such beautiful, delicate, ethereal works in subtle monotone shades. I swear one day that I'm going to own one of her prints- I've been coveting them for over a year now- my biggest problem is that I just have no idea which one to get!
But anyway, after one of the prints she was working on popped up on my Facebook feed, I knew instantly that I wanted to create a delicate work in muted natural shades. Ink and pen studies of woodland creatures- fawns, foxes, squirrels and owls. I've always enjoyed working on a small scale, and I think once I get started on these the restlessness will disappear.
So today, once my Little Lion is sleeping I'll be opening up my toolbox and freeing those inks that haven't seen the light of day for about two years. I'm actually excited about it. Here's hoping it turns into something beautiful!