I must admit that I was excited to learn that I had been selected for the 30x30x30 challenge………..then, I thought, how on earth am I going to achieve this? What have I done to myself? There is always self doubt. Anyhow ,selected the month of June to take up the challenge but in hindsight should have started earlier as I have been worrying about it ever since. So I looked at how some of the other artists were handling their challenge and what work they were doing. I have decided to use nature, the elements and ‘chance’ in my making process. So I have been collecting all sorts of things found on the ground including leaves, twigs and gumnuts.
As most of the artists appear to be doing paintings I plan on making a variety of artworks – artists books, some textile & construction pieces, drawings, collagraphic prints perhaps a painting or two, time will tell. Thankfully I will be working in my studio at Settlers Cottage, Churchlands. The studio is a National Trust property set in idyllic bushland surrounding Herdsman Lake so lots of inspiration surrounds me. I am about to start and will unwrap one canvas at a time and see what happens, and enjoy the month long journey starting tomorrow, yay!!!………….Marilyn