Journey of self discovery

a painting journey of self discovery
Faceless (with angel)

 

 

Dawn Lim, Faceless, with Angel, January 2022.

Artist statement of this work: From time to time, paintings take shape because of a spiritual relationship I have with the art, the earth and the metaphysical spirits in every living thing. This painting is a reflection of two individuals who are spiritually connected, and are about to share something of great worth. My paintings work best when they come through inspiration and personal discovery.

This piece may be purchased at the online Gallery Bluethumb

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Weaving a baby blanket

What is the value of lockdown if you do not try something new? For me, I am teaching myself to weave. I have a new loom, in addition to my Ashford rigid heddle. I created a baby blanket as a gift for a friend using hand-dyed wool. What do you think?  

Watch me weaving on YouTube: 

https://youtu.be/SRJJ1HafThs

acryllic and wool woven baby blanket
the newly woven baby blanket on the Ashford 8-shaft table loom

Searching, as a painting subject.

drawing for next painting.

As an artist, I feel like I have different styles within the body of my own work. These are not academically labelled or styled, but different ways in which I feel my work is developed from within me. This work is a combination of two of my interpersonal styles. I am not sure it worked, what do you think?

Expressions

I have finally found a subject to interact with viewer’s and my interest using the two styles that I am most fond of. Portraits and abstracts together in my own way. I’m so excited and I’ll be using my wax medium to paint with. All my love’s in expressions. The portrait above is a preliminary Start to achieving this goal. When it’s dry, hopefully tomorrow I shall start the next process of the abstract stage, pictured Below,
Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Skirt and Top

I have been weaving and made a Top to wear out of Patons Sierra 8ply. And a skirt with %100 wool from the Bendigo Woolen Mills. Didn’t take Too long  I’ve also been

spinning and making myself a Knitted poncho type coat which I should finish next week. When we win the war with Covid vaccine I will be able to open my studio Gallery again for the Pyrenees Farm Gate Trail again. I had lighting installed and a wee coffee machine to make an espresso for my visitors with a sitting area and I will give demonstrations of different aspects of the work if you are interested. Very much looking forward to seeing you.

Wow sold last Saturday

sold within hours.

You could knock me down with a feather late Saturday afternoon. Bluethumb had sold my newest painting. As you know by my last post it was the first painting in a Long time.

I have been spinning, weaving and knitting to distract me from feelings of inability to create. I have painted commission portraits for various clients but the wool work has re Kindled my creativity.

weaving a scarf.
Myself wearing my homespun and newly knitted Beret

Next step

I added a posy of wild flowers to my painting, only small to not detract from the background. But I hope they havn’t become the focal point which will detract from the original expression and intention. My painting is really about the dysfunction in my family and the flowers intention is for the white daisies to let go with forgiveness, blue for forget me knots and magenta petals for love.

Painting with the wild flowers, 61 x 61 cm

Thought I’d share an image that also reminds me of the time spent with my family,

Timeless memories, of a day gone by.

A Brand New Beginning

Well here we are again, writing a blog on another brand new website. I am dedicating this Gallery mainly to my Spiritual arts, so that my Facebook page of the name, Spiritual Arts and Humanities has a website for visitors to click on.

My last exhibition when Covid 19 struck was called Faith in the Highest and I hadn’t realized before then how much my work revolved around my faith now. I love the Lord because he first loved me and I am so thankful to Him for restoring my life after the Hell I went through in my early years. We believe that He is returning sooner than People think and could be in the next year or two or three. In any event we hope it wont be too long as we are pretty sure where the world is heading.

But brighter things are needed at this time and art is a sure way to go. I have put a number of Paintings in the Gallery and I have started teaching portraits via video, just beginner to intermediate and I will share a drawing that I did last Sunday, and a painting I did today that match a few others. I have plans to make them patriotic with the Australian Flag. I do hope you can enjoy these two, and the Gallery.

A pose I was able to use from Pinterest, thinking of painting the Australian Flag in the background.
Sunday’s sketch of man I found on Pinterest, for want of someone to draw. not for sale.