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Disappointed with my work today

Image from the Themerson exhibition with distorted reflections of me

Personal Reflections on Themerson 2

My #Letter365 piece turned out really well and I was happy that it has elements I want to explore more in other pieces, but then I had a really flat period when nothing seemed to work at all. I decided to attempt a large mixed media piece on paper which is going OK, but the light has been so poor today that I am unable to get any decent images that do it justice. All this in turn, coupled with the weather has made me most disconsolate. It can be pretty tough to see any good things when my black dog visits. So I have put up an image from yesterday at the Library of Birmingham as my #arteachday piece as it pretty much describes how i am today – blurred, indistinct, distorted and part hidden.

Today the dots have it

Deatail of "Keep the Car Running" an ink drawing by David Smith

Keep the Car Running (detail) Ink on Somerset paper 381mm x 559mm

If you have followed my #Collage365 project or seen any of my “Personal Reflections” photos, you will have seen that I have a bit of a thing about dots and circles. Well today they turned up in one of my abstract drawings.

I will aim to get some of my photos up on this site soon but here is one to give you the idea:

Self portrait of reflection in the windows of Birmingham's new library

Pesrsonal Reflection on Birmingham’s new library